Reckless driving charges filed in Route 199 crash

A Norfolk man is charged with reckless driving in connection to a Sept. 30 crash involving four vehicles at the area of Route 199 and Mounts Bay Road.

Jerrod T. Foster, 20, was charged Oct. 2, according to James City County Police. His charge stems from a crash that injured three people and backed up traffic for miles at a busy James City County intersection.

The crash occurred around 8:07 a.m., and snarled morning rush-hour traffic in both directions on Route 199. Some drivers reported being directed to an alternate route around the wreck.

Police allege Foster was driving at a 2000 GMC box truck at a high speed when he hit a 2008 Mercury stopped in the left turning lane at the intersection. The impact pushed the Mercury into the path of eastbound traffic, police said.

The Mercury struck a 2013 BMW SUV in the left rear wheel. The GMC also hit another car traveling westbound during the collision, a 1996 Jeep Cherokee, according to police reports.

Three people were injured in the crash and taken to Riverside Doctors Hospital or Riverside Regional, James City County Police spokesperson Stephanie Williams said in an e-mail.

Their injuries were not life-threatening, Williams said. Williamsburg Fire Department and York County Rescue assisted James City County Police on the scene.

Police were on the scene and traffic was delayed in the area for roughly two hours, Williams said.

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