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Police identify man killed in I-95 crash

Posted at 9:41 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 13:03:37-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Police have identified a man killed in a crash along Interstate 95 in Chesterfield early Monday morning.

Virginia State Police responded to a crash on I-95 at the 61 mile marker at 5:18 a.m.

An investigation revealed that a vehicle lost a tire as it was traveling north on I-95.

The tire crossed over into the southbound lanes of I-95 and struck a 1999 Toyota Tacoma. The damaged Toyota stopped in the left southbound travel lane.

"The Toyota's driver, Silverio Santos-Cesario, 58, of North Chesterfield, Va., exited the disabled vehicle. As Santos-Cesario was standing in the shoulder, a 2019 Nissan Sentra traveling south on I-95 struck the Toyota. The impact of that crash caused the Toyota to strike Santos-Cesario," said a Virginia State Police spokesperson.

Santos-Cesario died at the scene.

An adult female passenger inside the Toyota was transported to Chippenham Hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Nissan, an 18-year-old male from Mineral, was transported to Chippenham Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the original vehicle that lost the tire was able to maintain control of the vehicle and pull off onto the shoulder without incident.

Police say no charges will be filed in connection to the incident.

The crash closed all southbound lanes near West Hundred Road. All lanes are now open.