Woman jumps out of SUV on I-264 Westbound causing multi-vehicle crash

Posted at 6:46 AM, Apr 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-15 17:21:59-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - A multi-vehicle crash caused major backups Wednesday morning on I-264 westbound, just west of Witchduck Road.

It happened around 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The driver of a 2002 Jeep Cherokee, Jasmine Curbison, was traveling westbound on I-264 during the rush hour morning commute. When she attempted to slow down, she told police that her brakes were not functioning properly, at which point she jumped out of her moving vehicle onto the interstate roadway, causing a multi-vehicle accident.

A 2011 Honda mini-van attempted to avoid striking Curbison, and struck the rear end of the abandonded Jeep, police say, pushing the Jeep into a 2000 BMW, in turn causing the driver of the BMW to run off the roadway and strike the jersey wall.

Once the driver of the Honda Mini-Van struck the Jeep, the Honda was then struck from behind by a 2001 Saturn, in which the Saturn was then struck by a 2013 Hyundai.

A total of four people suffered non-life threatening injuries and transported from the scene.

Jasmine A. Curbison was charged with reckless driving, and failure to maintain proper control of vehicle.

The following vehicles were involved in the crash:

2002 Jeep
2011 Honda mini-van
2001 Saturn
2000 BMW
2013 Hyundai

The driver of the Jeep has been identified as 27-year-old Jasmine A. Curbison of the 2100 block of Carnaby Drive in Virginia Beach.

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