Chain Reaction Crash Between Car and 3 Big Rigs Leaves One Person Dead, 3 More Injured
Spotsylvania County, VA – One person is dead and three more are injured after an early Wednesday morning crash along an interstate in Virginia.
According to the Virginia State Police (VSP), the accident occurred at approximately 5:11 a.m when a sedan traveling southbound on Interstate 95 “ran off the left side of the roadway.”
The vehicle then collided with a guardrail and continued across all three travel lanes and off the right side of the roadway before smashing into a big rig which was parked along the shoulder.
“The sedan came to rest in the right travel lane and was struck by two additional southbound tractor-trailers,” a VSP release stated.
One person was pronounced dead and three more suffered injuries.
Authorities have not yet identified the deceased or those who were injured.
An investigation into what led to the fatal scene remains ongoing.
We are strongly encouraging southbound travelers to use Rt. 1 from Fredericksburg to Ladysmith in Caroline County. Drivers can access SB I-95 at exit 110 from Rt. 639/Ladysmith Road. There is no reopening time. pic.twitter.com/GAqIm7ni0H
— VDOT Fredericksburg (@VaDOTFRED) October 20, 2021
All lanes of traffic along southbound I-95 have since been reopened.