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Man faces charges after woman killed, several others hurt in Eastern Shore crash

Angela Marie Kellam was killed instantly, Justin Soeum was airlifted to the hospital, and three motorcyclists suffered minor injuries. Soeum is now facing charges.

PARKSLEY, Va. — A woman was killed and several other people hurt following a fiery, multi-vehicle crash in Accomack County, Virginia State Police said. Now one of the drivers involved faces numerous charges

The crash happened shortly after 5 p.m. on February 8 on Route 13 (Lankford Highway) in Parksley.

State Police said that based on a preliminary investigation, a 2021 Toyota Camry driven by Justin Soeum was traveling at a high rate of speed on southbound 13 when he lost control of his car and ran off the road. Soeum's car hit a 2013 Chrysler 200 head-on, causing the Chrysler to flip into the southbound lanes.

The driver of the Chrysler, 44-year-old Angela Marie Kellam of Bloxom, was killed instantly.

Soeum's Camry became engulfed in flames, and Good Samaritans pulled him from the wreckage. He was airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

State Police said that after the initial crash, three motorcyclists in the southbound lanes were forced to lay their motorcycles down in an attempt to avoid collision with the vehicles.

One motorcyclist hit the Chrysler, but the other two were able to avoid striking any other vehicles. All three motorcyclists were taken to Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

State Police said Soeum was released from Sentara Norfolk General Hospital on February 14 and immediately arrested. He faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, two counts of DUI maiming, one county of DUI 2nd offense, and one count of reckless driving. 

Soeum is currently in jail without bond.

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