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