According to the Virginia State Police spokesperson, Sgt. Michelle Anaya, on this date, April 3, 2016, at approximately 1:36 AM and 1:44 AM respectively, two motor vehicle crashes occurred on Interstate Eastbound 264 in the City of Portsmouth. One occurred west of Exit 2 (Greenwood Drive) and the other occurred east of Exit 2. As a result, Eastbound 264 west of Exit 2 was closed at approximately 1:57 AM. The motor vehicle crash which occurred on I-264 eastbound did result in a fatality.
A 2001 Ford Focus, driven by Andrew Wayne Lovell was traveling eastbound on I-264 when the driver lost control and overturned while attempting to avoid another vehicle. Three rear passengers were ejected at the time of the crash. Crystal Floyd, 23 YOA, of the 3600 block of Lilac Drive, Portsmouth died at the scene. The other passengers were taken to Norfolk Sentara with major injuries.
Police say that Lovell was charged with DUI and felony involuntary manslaughter. Alcohol played a factor in the traffic crash and safety belts were not in use at the time of the crash.
Driver: Andrew Wayne Lovell, 23 YOA, of the 3600 block of Lilac Drive, Portsmouth, VA.