Minivan driver charged in I-95 ‘driver switch’

Posted at 10:49 AM, Dec 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-24 15:30:24-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – A 70-year-old New York City man suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries, while standing near a minivan along Interstate 95 near Route 10 in Chesterfield.

“State police responded to the scene after the driver of a Chrysler Town and County minivan improperly stopped on the right shoulder to change drivers,” Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Molnar wrote in an email. “Upon stopping on the right shoulder, the driver and passenger exited their vehicle. The passenger was standing in front of the minivan when the driver of a Toyota ran off the right side of the roadway striking the minivan. The impact caused the minivan to strike the passenger.”

Police charged minivan driver Kristi Cook, 39, of Brooklyn, NY, with improper stopping on the interstate.

The Toyota driver, Kyung S. Kim, 63, of Richmond, is charged with reckless driving. Kim was not hurt.

All lanes of Interstate 95 reopened about 10:00 a.m.