Driver charged after Hampton woman dies in 5-vehicle crash on I-664 at MMMBT


SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A man has been charged with reckless driving after a Hampton woman died in a multi-vehicle crash at the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel on Monday night.

The crash happened just before 5:30 p.m., when Virginia State Police say a Isuzu box truck driven by Tyler Ross Beam first struck a Chevy Trax in the rear. Beam’s box truck then struck a GMC 1500 pickup in the rear, causing it to run off the road into a Jersey wall, before overturning partially on top of a Ford Explorer, police say. The impact caused the Explorer to rear end a Kia Sportage.

The northbound lanes of I-664 at the MMMBT were closed until about 11 p.m. as Virginia State Police’s 5th Division Reconstruction Team investigated the crash.

On Tuesday morning, State Police said the driver of the GMC, 57-year-old Karen Louise Grieser, of the 100 block of Hickoy Hill Road in Hampton, died from her injuries at the scene.

Beam was transported by ambulance from the scene and later charged with reckless driving. Police didn’t mention injuries to other drivers in a press release Tuesday.

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