NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash in the southbound lanes of the James River Bridge.
According to state police, the call for the two-vehicle crash came in just after 8 p.m. Thursday.
A preliminary investigation of the crash revealed that a 2002 Hyundai was stopped in the right traffic lane. The driver exited the vehicle and went into the rear, driver-side door, with the door open, reaching into the back seat.
At the same time, the driver of a 2020 Subaru came up behind the stopped Hyundai and struck it from behind. The driver of the 2002 Hyundai was struck and killed. Police identified the driver as 58-year-old Ray Charles Spencer of Hampton.
The male driver of the Subaru and his 15-month-old child were transported to Riverside Regional Hospital in Newport News with non life-threatening injuries.
State Police have charged Evan Raycraft of Smithfield, Virginia with reckless driving.
Investigators say neither alcohol nor speed were contributing factors.
10 On Your Side still learning more regarding the crash. This is breaking news and will be updated.
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