LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — A fatal accident resulted in long delays for motorists on I-95 North after Route 17 in Stafford County Tuesday morning.
Traffic was forced to squeeze by on the left shoulder for nearly three hours as police closed all main lanes of the interstate to conduct an investigation. The blockage resulted in an eight-mile backup.
A Mercury sedan traveling south crossed over a grass median, struck an embankment and continued into the northbound lanes of the interstate when it struck a 2010 Toyota sedan near mile marker 135 around 5:30 a.m., Virginia State Police say. The Toyota then collided with another car and a two-axle box truck.
Police say the driver of the Mercury, Ty Shaun Holloway of Hampton, Va., was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in the car, Dejonniza White of Bronx, N.Y., was pronounced dead at the scene.
Hollway, 20, has been charged with reckless driving.
The driver of the Toyota struck by Holloway was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and has been released.
The drivers of the Chevrolet and box truck were not injured in the crash.
Police are continuing to investigate the crash.
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