21-year-old Beach man killed by suspected drunk driver on I-64 EB

Posted at 6:53 PM, Jul 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-11 23:45:41-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – A man has been charged after State Police say he ran off the road and hit a man who had pulled over to the left shoulder on I-64 eastbound.

This happened at around 8 p.m. on Thursday night.

Police say a 1998 Honda Civic was going eastbound on I-64 when the car broke down west of the twin bridges.

They say 21-year-old Tyler Carnes was able to get the car to the left shoulder and he put on the hazard lights. He then called AAA for help.

While he was on the shoulder waiting for assistance, a 2001 Ford Explorer ran off the road and hit the Honda Civic. Carnes was rushed to Sentara Norfolk Hospital.  They say 47-year-old Robert G. Horton  of Norfolk was driving. He suffered minor injuries.

Horton was charged with driving under the influence , 2nd offense and he was taken to the Virginia Beach City Jail where he received $1,500 secured bond.

Officials are now trying to determine if Horton will face more charges.