HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) — A 19-year-old woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Hampton Friday night, Virginia State Police said.
The crash occurred around 8:40 p.m., on westbound Interstate 64 east of Cunningham Drive, PIO Sgt. Michelle Anaya said.
The driver of a 2015 Toyota Corolla stopped on the left shoulder of I-64 and attempted to merge back into traffic.
A 1996 Toyota Tacoma — also traveling in the westbound lanes — made a left lane change into the lane the Corolla was attempting to merge into, causing the Tacoma to hit it in the rear.
The Corolla was occupied by 4 people including the driver.
Three people suffered major injuries and were taken to Riverside Regional Hospital.
The back seat passenger, 19-year-old Kelly Anne Tabaniag, of Newport News, died at the scene, Anaya said.
The driver of the Tacoma, Micah Darren Ramon Weldin, 24, of Hayes, suffered minor injuries.
Weldin and his passenger were taken to Riverside Regional Hospital with minor injuries.
Warrants were obtained and served to Weldin for DUI manslaughter and reckless driving.
Alcohol played a contributing role in this incident.
Family members of the victim have been notified.
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