At approximately 1 a.m. on May 27, James City County Police responded to the intersection of Rt. 199 and John Tyler Highway in reference to a pedestrian who had been hit by a motor vehicle. Preliminary investigation revealed that a man was hit by a Freightliner 18-wheeler truck heading east on Rt. 199 as the victim was attempting to cross Rt. 199 on foot toward the Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center. The victim who was identified as Kevin Whittier Chambers, 55 of JCC ,was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck, a 58-year-old Virginia Beach man indicated that he did not see the victim until it was too late. No charges have been filed against the driver. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor with the victim. Rt. 199 east at John Tyler Highway remained closed for four hours while the crash was being investigated. The crash remains under investigation.
Media Contact: Stephen A. Rubino, Deputy Chief