Virginia State Police locate suspect in I-264 wrong-way crash

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Evonne Shanae Brinkley. (VSP)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Virginia State Police announced Wednesday that a suspect involved in an October 28 crash that left one woman dead turned herself in to authorities.

At approximately 2:23 a.m., the Virginia State Police received a call reporting a wrong way driver traveling on I-264 westbound in the eastbound lanes. This was near the Portsmouth Downtown Tunnel.

At approximately 2:24 a.m., the vehicle, a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, struck a 2003 Toyota Tacoma head-on. The collision killed the Chevrolet’s front seat passenger, Cecilia Wells of the 500 block of Tazewell Drive in Portsmouth.

The driver, 26-year-old Evonne Shanae Brinkley of the 2500 block of Oakleaf Place in Portsmouth, was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to the state police, Brinkley is wanted for maiming, involuntary manslaughter, failure to obey a highway sign and driving the wrong way on a one-way street. She received a $20,000 secure bond.

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