5-month-old girl dies in crash on I-264 westbound

Posted at 3:01 PM, May 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 17:54:32-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Interstate 264 westbound near Rosemont Road has reopened following a three vehicle crash on Monday afternoon.

Police say a 2002 Nissan Sentra was traveling on I-264 westbound when the car broke down in the travel lane.

The Nissan was hit by a 2008 Chevy Silverado, causing it to spin around and hit an HRT bus. The impact of the crash caused the Nissan to catch on fire.

The 31-year-old driver of the car, a 28-year-old man and a 2-year-old girl were rescued from the burning car. They were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

A 5-month-old girl died in the fire. Her name was Alegacee Pearl Bell, according to family attorney Jon Babineau. 

The bus was not carrying any passengers at the time.

(Photo: Tyler Christopher, Facebook)

(Photo: Tyler Christopher, Facebook)

"It was pretty crazy," said Eric Taylor who works nearby. "It's heartbreaking to see something like that."

A detour was in place for drivers, which created backups on other roads, like Virginia Beach Boulevard.

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