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3 Dead After Head-On Crash in Stafford County

The fatal crash occurred on Austin Ridge Drive after a man driving “at a high rate of speed" lost control, officials said

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Stafford County Sheriff's Office

Three people were killed in a head-on crash Sunday in Stafford County, Virginia, after a driver lost control and hit an oncoming car, authorities say. 

Andrea Forte, 35, of Stafford; Tamara Williams, 27, of Fredericksburg; and Tamarr Williams, 33, of Woodbridge, died, the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said. 

Deputies responded to the crash at Austin Ridge Drive near Shields Road at about 7:40 p.m. Sunday. 

According to the initial investigation, Tamarr Williams was driving a 1995 Lexus SC300 south on Austin Ridge Drive “at a high rate of speed,” the sheriff’s office said. Forte was in the passenger seat. 

Tamarr Williams lost control, veered into northbound traffic and crashed into a 2019 Hyundai Elantra being driven by Tamara Williams, officials said.

The two drivers were not related, the sheriff’s office said. 

The road was closed for hours Sunday and Monday after the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

“Please keep the family and friends of the victims in your thoughts and prayers,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. 

Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story. 

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