Updated: Man Walks in Front of Truck, Dies
Police said the victim in this afternoon’s fatal crash on I-95 in Stafford County walked right in front of a tractor trailer.
More in an updated press release:
At 1:11 p.m., Virginia State Police were called to the 146 mile marker in the southbound lanes of I-95 in Stafford County on Thursday (April 18, 2013). A southbound 2007 Ford Focus pulled off onto the right shoulder of I-95 and parked. According to numerous witnesses, the driver of the Ford Focus stepped out of his vehicle and directly into the path of a southbound tractor-trailer. The tractor-trailer was not able to avoid striking the man. The adult male subject died at the scene.
State police are still in the process of notifying the man’s next of kin.
The tractor-trailer driver was not injured in the crash.
The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, Stafford County Fire & Rescue, Quantico Fire & Rescue, and VDOT assisted state police with traffic control and detours. The southbound lanes were reopened to through traffic shortly after 3 p.m.
NORTH STAFFORD, Va. – One person is dead after crash on Interstate 95 this afternoon.
As of 3 p.m., all lanes of I-95 south in Stafford County were closed.
More in a press release from Virginia State Police:
At 1:11 p.m., Virginia State Police were called to the southbound lanes of I-95 at the 146 mile marker in Stafford County for a vehicle crash. There is one confirmed fatality.
Motorists are advised to seek alternate travel plans as two southbound lanes are closed at this time. Southbound traffic is being detoured off I-95 at Exit 148 at Quantico Marine Corps Base. Motorists are to expect delays. State police are working to clear the scene and re-open the lanes to through traffic.
The Virginia Department of Transportation reports the lanes should be reopened by 3:30 p.m.
Traffic is backed up for at least eight miles as a result of the crash. Delays on I-95 south begin at in North Stafford and extend back to Prince William Parkway.
To ease delays, planned lane closures for the 95 Express Lanes Project between Va. 234 and Joplin Road were cleared.
This is the second accident on I-95 south near Quantico in as many days. On Wednesday, one person had be pulled from an overturned car that collide with another vehicle near the 148 mile marker.
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