Chesapeake man killed in gruesome Tennessee crash

Posted at 12:28 PM, Jan 10, 2018

SHELBY CO., Tenn. - A man is now behind bars following a deadly wreck in Shelby County.

24-year-old Donald Giamonco is charged with DUI, reckless driving, vehicular homicide and eights counts of aggravated assault.

Deputies responded to Macon Road and Whitten Road around 2:30 Sunday morning.

The driver and passenger in a pickup truck crashed head on to an SUV with eight people inside, WREG reported.

Nine people were taken to area hospitals, and one person, Connor Richards from Chesapeake, died.

Richards worked as a registered nurse in the emergency department at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and was a graduate from the Sentara College of Health Sciences.

"We are deeply saddened about his passing and wish his family and friends our sincere condolences," a spokesperson for Sentara told News 3 in an email.

One deputy said when he got to the the scene there were people scattered all over the street. Some had crawled out of vehicles — others had been thrown out.

A preliminary investigation shows it was a head-on collision.