Westbound I-264 reopens after double fatal crash

I-264 crash at Birdneck Road (VDOT)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Two people were killed in a three-vehicle crash on I-264 westbound near Birdneck Road on Wednesday morning.

Virginia State Police say the crash occurred around 7:40 a.m.

A silver Ford Taurus traveling eastbound on I-264 crossed over the median and hit a gray Toyota Corolla and Suzuki Sidekick traveling in the westbound lanes.

In addition to the two fatalities, one other person was injured. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

Police have identified the driver of the Ford Taurus as 61-year-old Michael Terrance Goldstone, the driver of the Toyota Corolla as 53-year-old Darlene Varney and the driver of the Suzuki Sidekick as 23-year-old Aaron Miles Collier.

Both Goldstone and Collier were pronounced dead at the scene. Varney was taken to Virginia Beach General Hospital with minor injuries.

The westbound lanes of I-264 were closed for several hours as the scene was cleared and investigated. The road reopened around 11:30 a.m.

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