Friends, family celebrate life of driver killed after crash on James River Bridge

Friends, family celebrate life of driver killed after crash on James River Bridge

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Friends, family celebrate life of driver killed after crash on James River Bridge

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on July 13, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Updated Saturday, Jul 13 at 7:44 PM

NEWPORT NEWS -- Friends and family of Kayla Williams gather Saturday night to remember the 20-year-old from Smithfield who died following a wreck on the James River Bridge.

Williams was driving across the bridge July 1 when she crashed. She died from her injuries a day later.

The ceremony at Huntington Beach comes at a time when Virginia Department of Transportation is looking into the safety of the bridge's recently installed grid deck.

Since the installation 6 months ago, Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office says it's responded o 35 crashes on the bridge.

Many people say that driving on the deck is like driving on ice.

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