Woman charged following fatal multi-vehicle crash in Chesapeake

Posted at 1:04 PM, Jan 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 13:21:33-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A Chesapeake woman was charged with criminal charges following a fatal Chesapeake crash that left one motorcyclist dead and 3 others injured.

30-year-old Tonya Spaniard was charged with involuntary manslaughter and possession of cocaine, according to police.

Police say the crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, in front of the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. When officers arrived on scene, they made contact with all of the drivers and passengers involved and began providing first aid.

One of the victims died on scene as a result of their injuries. Three more were taken to local hospitals for further medical treatment.

Police say, according to witnesses Spinard was driving a red Dodge pick-up truck failed to stop at a red light and collided into one motorcycle and five other vehicles in front of it.

The northbound lanes of Battlefield Boulevard remained closed until the investigation is complete.

Police are still investigating the crash.