All lanes reopen on 58 after crash

Published 10:23 am Thursday, August 10, 2017

As of approximately 2:30 p.m., all four lanes on Route 58 have been re-opened following a single-car crash on Thursday. The accident occurred on 58 near the intersection with Tennessee Road (Route 722) about one mile west of Adams Grove Road around 8:20 a.m.

Both eastbound and westbound lanes were closed from the time of the accident until around 11 a.m., at which time the two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane were made available. But motorists were still being told to expect delays westbound at the time. This information comes from the Virginia Department of Transportation via an email alert.

VDOT crews quickly began setting up detours around 9 a.m., and motorists were warned to expect major delays.

Virginia State Police Trooper Aaron Johnson responded to the scene and the VSP is continuing to investigate the accident. According to spokesman Sgt. Sterling Johnson, the accident occurred when Marquitta Denise White, 33, of Newport News, lost control of her 2000 Jeep Cherokee.

The vehicle was heading westbound when it ran off the roadway on the left shoulder. From there, it traveled back across the westbound lanes on the right shoulder and overturned multiple times, ejecting a passenger.

The driver, White, was flown to MCV in Richmond for serious injuries. The passenger who was ejected is Ebonie Bullock, 31, of Newport News. Bullock sustained traumatic head injuries and was flown to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. A third passenger, Lakeliah Moore, 32, of Virginia Beach, sustained life-threatening injuries and was also flown to MCV. A fourth passenger, Shamica Miles, 29, of Newport News, was transported by ambulance to Southside Regional Hospital in Emporia.

Johnson said that alcohol was not a factor and that this appears to be a case of driver fatigue.