Updated: 2 Killed on I-95 After Driver Loses Control of Ford Focus
The driver and passenger traveling inside a Ford Focus on I-95 in Triangle Thursday morning died when the driver lost control of the car.
The focus was traveling in the far left lane of the northbound portion of the highway when the drive lost control. The car was then struck by a flatbed truck traveling in the center lane.
The two vehicles struck another car and then slammed into a jersey wall.
Here’s the full report more from Virginia State Police:
Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle. At approximately 9:48 a.m., Virginia State Police Trooper C.A. Snyder responded to the crash Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 at Exit 150 (Triangle) in Prince William County.
A Ford Focus was traveling in the far left northbound lane when it lost control. The vehicle was struck by a flatbed tractor-trailer traveling in the center lane. When the vehicle and truck collided, the impact caused both to travel towards the left shoulder of the road striking a Honda Accord, also traveling in the far left lane. The Ford Focus and the truck continued onto the left shoulder of the road – striking a jersey wall and traveling approximately 150 feet where both came to rest against a guardrail.
The driver and passenger of the Ford Focus died at the scene. Both were wearing a seatbelt.
The driver of the truck and the driver of the Honda Accord were not injured. Both were wearing their seatbelts.
Northbound lanes were closed and traffic was redirected to Route 1 at Exit for Route 619. All lanes of northbound traffic were re-opened at approximately 12:42 p.m.
The Virginia State Police Motor Carrier Team and Accident Reconstruction Team are assisting Trooper Snyder with the crash investigation.
The names of the victims was not released.
Here’s the latest update from Virginia State Police:
At 9:48 a.m., Virginia State Police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 at Exit 150 in Prince William County. There are two confirmed fatalities. The crash involves a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle. At this time, northbound lanes are closed and traffic is being redirected to Route 1 at Exit for Route 619.
Initial reports indicate two people were killed this morning in crash on Interstate 95 north in Prince William County.
The crash happened at the 150 mile post at Triangle.
A large emergency response in now on the scene with multiple lanes blocked.
Here’s the latest from Prince William fire and rescue:
Units arrived to find a vehicle crushed between a rollback and against the guardrail. Fatalities have been confirmed and two left lanes shut down for investigation.
We’re working on bringing you more information.
* Submitted photo: Brody Campbell