Norfolk woman dead, Chesapeake man charged in DUI crash Sunday morning

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Christopher Hudson Kita, 28, has been charged with DUI: involuntary manslaughter in the March 5, 2017 death of Teja Monique Freeman, 22. (Courtesy of the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office)
Christopher Hudson Kita, 28, has been charged with DUI: involuntary manslaughter in the March 5, 2017 death of Teja Monique Freeman, 22. (Courtesy of the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office)

VIRGINIA BEACH — A Norfolk woman is dead after a Chesapeake man, who was driving under the influence, hit her car on I-264 Sunday morning, police say.

According to the Virginia State Police, Teja Monique Freeman, of the 2400 block of Ludlow Street, had her hazard lights on when she stopped her 2012 Mazda 3 in the left lane of I-264 west near Witchduck Road.

Around 3:30 a.m., police say Christopher Hudson Kita, of the 2800 block of Wesley Road, hit the rear of Freeman’s car with his 2005 Toyota Tacoma.

Freeman died at the scene.

Kita, 28, was charged with driving under the influence: involuntary manslaughter. He may face other charges, depending on the decisions of the Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

Kita is scheduled to be arraigned in Virginia Beach General District Court on Monday.

Mayfield can be reached at adrienne.m@southsidedaily.com.

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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.