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Police identify man killed in Hanover crash on I-95

1 dead after car runs off the road, overturns after running into car on 1-95
Posted at 12:03 AM, May 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-18 16:32:32-04

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- Virginia State Police have identified the man killed in a crash on Interstate 95 in Hanover County on Monday night.

"The preliminary investigation reveals that a 2010 Toyota Camry was heading south in the center lane when it struck a 1997 Honda CR-V in the rear. The CR-V ran off the road left into the median striking the guardrail and overturning. The CR-V came to rest in the right lane of northbound I - 95," an email from a Virginia State Police spokesperson indicated.

Officials said the driver of the CR-V 22-year-old Joseph L. Messick, of Hampton, died of his injuries at the scene. Messick was wearing his seatbelt according to police.

Camry driver 23-year-old Alexander K. Muir, of Manassas, was charged with reckless driving. He was not hurt.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.