The truck driver who died after crashing into a minivan and going off the aspect of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in July was drunk and a number of medicine, in line with a toxicology report from Norfolk’s chief medical expert.
Jervone Corridor, 33, of Delaware, had seven medicine in his system: amphetamine, methamphetamine, cocaine, ethanol, ephedrine/pseudoephedrine, benzoylecgonine, which is a product of metabolized cocaine, and THC, the lively ingredient of hashish.
Hall had a blood alcohol content material of .062, which is over the .04 authorized limit for a driver of a business car in Virginia. The amount of meth in his system, detailed within the toxicology report, was roughly five to six occasions the quantity thought-about drugged driving within the commonwealth.
Christopher Fenner, 29, also of Delaware, was a entrance-seat passenger within the truck and was additionally killed. Each men died from drowning, police stated.
Officials later discovered a black zippered pouch in Corridor’s shorts containing syringes, a damaged glass pipe, a straw, inexperienced foil packaging, a cigarette lighter and a capsule with white powder, amongst different gadgets. Cocaine residue was found on one of many vials.
A 2½-web page police narrative along with an autopsy and toxicology report provide probably the most detailed account because the crash.
It occurred in the midst of a heavy rainstorm that pressured the bridge to lower its velocity limit from fifty five to 35 mph. Drivers have been notified of the decrease speeds as they handed by way of the toll plaza.
Bridge-tunnel police concluded that the rain was a “major factor” in the crash, along with Hall following the minivan too intently. The medicine have been another issue and velocity doubtless played an element as properly, in line with their report. Officials weren’t capable of decide the precise velocity the tractor-trailer was going.
Hall was driving for a trucking company referred to as Rennie Hunt, based mostly out of Delaware. He was hauling hen byproducts to Waverly.
Hunt, proprietor of the corporate, advised police he was not aware a passenger was in the truck with Corridor, in line with the incident report, which states Hunt came right down to the bridge when he discovered of the crash.
Makes an attempt by Virginian-Pilot reporters to succeed in Hunt because the crash have been unsuccessful. A man who answered the telephone for the company hung up on a reporter looking for remark Wednesday morning.
On July 27, Hall was driving southbound on the bridge-tunnel round milepost 12 behind the minivan.
A black truck, separate from Hall’s, handed the van on the left, throwing water onto its windshield, the van’s passengers later advised police.
Across the similar time, Corridor bumped into the again of the van, forcing it to spin into the guardrail. As the van spun, Corridor’s truck continued ahead, went by way of the rail and plunged into the bay.
The vision of both Corridor and the driving force of the van have been impaired, in line with a beforehand-filed police report.
Police later interviewed…