A 25-year-old Norfolk man is charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a Hampton crash that killed one man and seriously injured two others.
Hampton police on Wednesday announced the arrest of Michael Carter. Police accused Carterof reckless driving that they say caused a fatal car crash Aug. 21 in the 4000 block of West Mercury Boulevard.
The crash was initially reported as a two-vehicle crash but further investigation connected a third car — driven by Carter — to the crash, police said.
According to police spokesperson Sgt. Ashley Jenrette, Carter was traveling westbound on West Mercury Boulevard when he struck a black sedan. That collision caused the black sedan to enter the eastbound traffic lanes and strike a gold SUV.
At the time of the crash, police believed the driver of a black sedan, later identified as 27-year-old Christoper Shaw, had lost control of his car and swerved into oncoming traffic before colliding with a gold SUV.
Shaw, of Newport News, was pronounced dead on scene. The driver of the SUV and a 13-year-old passenger sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash and were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Carter is facing one count of involuntary manslaughter, felony hit and run, reckless driving and no insurance.
Caitlyn Burchett, 727-267-6059, firstname.lastname@example.org