Interstate 95 (I-95)

1 Dead, I-95 Lanes Closed After Car and Tractor-Trailers Crash

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One person died, three people have serious injuries and southbound lanes of Interstate 95 were closed for hours in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, after a crash involving a car and three tractor-trailers, police say. 

The name of the person killed was not immediately released. 

All southbound lanes of I-95 were closed at mile marker 118 in Spotsylvania County after the crash at about 5 a.m. They had reopened by about 10:30 a.m., Virginia State Police said. Traffic was backed up about 6 miles at one point.

According to preliminary information, a sedan was headed south on I-95 when it “ran off the left side of the roadway, collided with a guardrail, continued across all three travel lanes, off of the right side of the roadway, and collided with a tractor-trailer that was parked on the shoulder,” a statement from police said. 

The sedan came to rest in the right travel lane and then was hit by two more tractor-trailers. 

Police responded at about 5:10 a.m. and one person was pronounced dead. 


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