New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | December 18, 2018

Chesapeake woman charged with initiating crash in New Kent

By Community Member | December 3, 2018 11:14 am

A Chesapeake woman has been charged for causing a crash Monday morning in on Interstate 64 in New Kent.

Barbara N. Patino, 40, has been charged with following too close and driving with a suspended license stemming from the accident.

According to a Virginia State Trooper’s preliminary report, shortly after 8 a.m., a Buick SUV driven by Patino was traveling eastbound near mile marker 205 when it struck a Ford Escape that was slowing down for another vehicle. The contact initiated by the SUV resulted in a chain reaction that struck a dump truck that was in an active work zone at that location.

The driver of the Ford Escape had a minor hand injury but declined being transported to the hospital. No other injuries were reported, and everyone was wearing a seat belt. The crash remains under investigation.