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Driver charged after deadly five-car crash on Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel

Virginia State Police said the driver of a box truck started the wreck that involved 5 vehicles. As a result, another driver died.

HAMPTON, Va. — Virginia State Police said the driver of a box truck is facing a charge after a five-vehicle crash on the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel killed another driver.

The wreck happened around 5:30 p.m. on Monday.

Sgt. Michelle Anaya with Virginia State Police said that Tyler Ross Beam was driving the 2017 Isuzu box truck involved in the crash.

The box truck hit a 2019 Chevy Trax in the rear. Then, the box truck hit a 2005 GMC 1500 pickup from behind. The GMC ran off the roadway into a jersey wall and partially flipped on top of a 2002 Ford Explorer.

The impact caused the Ford to rear-end 2020 Kia Sportage.

The driver of the GMC, 57-year-old Karen Loiuse Grieser of Hampton, was hurt and died at the scene.

The charge against Beam is Reckless Driving.

Credit: Virginia State Police
Virginia State Police said one person is dead after a five-vehicle crash on the MMMBT.

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