Woman killed after semi slams into parked car on I-95

Posted at 3:21 PM, May 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-26 15:21:01-04

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) — State police have released the name of a 24-year-old woman who died after her car was struck by a semi on I-95 in Prince George County last week.

State troopers said a tractor-trailer was headed southbound on I-95 when it ran off the right side of the road and slammed into a Hyundai Elantra on the interstate’s shoulder on May 22 at 4:40 p.m.

When the semi struck the parked car, the driver sitting in the passenger seat was thrown from the vehicle.

The tractor-trailer then jackknifed in the treeline off the right side of the interstate.

The driver of the Elantra, Rachel E. Gradia of Gainesville, Va., was transported to VCU Medical Center in Richmond. She died on May 24.

The semi driver, 65-year-old Henry W. Vann Jr. of Ahoskie, N.C., who was not injured in the crash, was charged with reckless driving.

The crash remains under investigation.