A woman identified as Alana Diomande has been arrested in charged following an accident on I-64 east early Sunday morning.
The accident happened around 1:17 a.m. on I-64 eastbound in Hampton at the Big Bethel overpass.
Virginia State Police say a VDOT truck had pulled over into the right shoulder to assist a disabled vehicle.
The truck was correctly positioned in the shoulder with its arrow board illuminated, and Safety Patroller Craig Boone, 52, was outside assisting with the disabled vehicle.
Troopers say shortly after, the driver of a 2020 Jeep Latitude, 27-year-old Alana Diomande, was traveling eastbound, ran off the road, crossed over the fog line and into the right shoulder.
The Jeep then sideswiped the SSP vehicle and struck Boone, killing him, according to state police.
Alana F. Diomande, was found to be under the influence and was taken from the scene for a blood test after refusing to comply with police at the scene.
Diomande was taken to Hampton City Jail where she was charged with driving under the influence, involuntary manslaughter, obstruction, curse and abuse.
The Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team was called out to the scene to further investigate the crash.
Boone’s family was notified of his death and the case remains an ongoing criminal investigation. No further information has been provided at this time.