Driver rescued from water after tractor trailer goes over Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Modified Date: 
Mon, 06/17/2019 - 4:23pm
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Tractor Trailer goes over Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel; crews work to rescue driver from water

An accident on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel involving a tractor trailer has caused delays for drivers. Crews are working to rescue the driver after he went over the bridge and into the water. He is still alive and the Coast Guard and the Virginia Beach Marine Patrol are on the way to rescue him. Traffic has now been reduced to one travel lane in each direction. Expect minor delays.

Tractor-trailer goes overboard Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

According to officials, it happened southbound at mile post 14, shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday. Tom Anderson with Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel confirms the driver is alive and is being pulled into safety.

CBBT Police Chief Edward Spencer told 10 On Your Side that the driver was trying to pass a slower-moving tractor-trailer driver when he lost control, crashed into the side of the bridge and plunged into the bay. No other vehicle was involved and no one else was hurt.

Spencer told 10 On Your Side Thursday that the driver was 33-year old Matthew Killmon, of Wachapreague, Virginia.

People Involved: 
Matthew Killmon
U.S. 13

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