CAPE CHARLES, VA –  On March 14, 2020, at approximately 4:39 p.m., a two vehicle accident occurred on Fisherman Island of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

A four-door sedan traveling northbound on Fisherman Island (16 MP) ran off the roadway.  Witnesses reported that the driver attempted to regain control of the vehicle but over-corrected and crossed into the southbound lane, striking a pickup truck which was  traveling southbound head on.

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The driver of the passenger car was pronounced dead on the scene.  The driver of the pickup truck was transported by ambulance to a hospital on the southside.

Cape Charles Rescue Service, along with Cheriton and Cape Charles Fire Departments, responded to the scene.  

The facility was closed to all traffic for approximately 1 1/2 hours but the roadway is now clear and open to all traffic.

The names of all involved are not being released at this time until next-of-kin are notified.

Traffic was backed up approximately one mile off the facility while the accident was cleared.