Car goes airborne during I-64 crash in Norfolk, kills 23-year-old Virginia Beach survey crew member

Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia State Police are investigating a crash that killed a 23-year-old man Tuesday morning in Norfolk.

The crash happened around 9:12 a.m. on Interstate 64 at Evans Street. The crash involved one car and a pedestrian.

According to Virginia State Police, the driver was traveling eastbound on I-64 when he lost control, went off the roadway, and drove through the median into the westbound lanes.

Sgt. Michelle Anaya of Virginia State Police say the driver over-corrected back into the median, then struck an embankment at the overpass of Evans Street, which caused the vehicle to go airborne.

While the vehicle was airborne, it struck 23-year-old James C. Steinhauser, Jr. of Virginia Beach, who was standing on Evans Street. Officials say the victim died upon impact.

The victim was a member of a crew conducting survey as part of the design-phase activity associated with the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project at the time of the accident.

Officials from Hampton Roads Connector Partners (the design-build firm for the HRBT Expansion Project) extended their sympathies to the family, friends, and colleagues of the victim.

As a heavy construction company, we are extremely focused on providing a safe work environment for our employees, subcontractors, and traveling public, and we are committed to protecting worker health and safety. Sadly, this accident resulted in loss of life for a member of the survey crew.

Hampton Roads Connector Partners

The driver of the vehicle was sent to Norfolk Sentara Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Officials say the driver was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, and alcohol was not a contributing factor.

At this time, the case will be brought before the Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney’s Office for review and determination of charges.

The family of the victim has been notified.

This is an active investigation. VSP will release more information as it becomes available. Check back at WAVY.com for more details.


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