Update: Driver charged in fatal accident on I-64
Update: Virginia State Police took Neil W. Lyness, 29, of Moyock, N.C., into custody Saturday night (Sept. 28) on additional charges related to last Wednesday night’s fatal crash on Interstate 64 in Virginia Beach. Lyness is being held without bond at Virginia Beach Jail on two counts of involuntary manslaughter and driving while (license is) suspended 3rd or subsequent offense. Crash remains under investigation
Virginia Beach, Va. – A mother and daughter were killed, and the person police say hit them has been released from the hospital after a two-vehicle crash on I-64 Wednesday evening.
31-year-old Sandra “Sandie” Amaya and her 12-year-old daughter Sophia Lopez were killed when police say Neil W. Lyness crashed his truck into their car.
State police say it happened just west of Indian River Road after 7 p.m.
Authorities say 29-year-old Lyness of Moyock, N.C. was driving a pick-up truck going westbound on I-64 when it crossed the median and hit Amaya’s Hyundai that was going eastbound.
Amaya and her daughter died at the scene. Virginia State Police have charged the driver involved in the double fatal accident, Neil Lyness, with reckless driving.
He was released from the hospital late Friday afternoon.
The Virginia State Police Chesapeake Division Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting with the investigation into the cause of the crash, which remains ongoing at this time.
The crash is still under investigation.
The mother/grandmother of the victims has set up the Sandie and Sophie Memorial Fund with Navy Federal Credit Union.
Stay with NewsChannel 3 for more details.
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