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2 killed, 5 seriously injured after multi-vehicle crash caused by wrong-way driver on I-95

Posted at 8:36 AM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 19:00:20-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- State police are investigating a wrong-way crash involving three vehicles that left two people dead and five others seriously injured on I-95 in Chesterfield County Friday night.

Troopers responded to the wreck along northbound I-95 not far from the Woods Edge Road exit at 11:40 p.m.

"The preliminary investigation reveals that a wrong way driver of a Jeep Compass was traveling southbound on the northbound side of I-95 when it struck a Nissan sedan head on in the center lane," Sgt. Keeli Hill with Virginia State Police said. "The Jeep then struck a Lexus 4-door before going off road left. "

Hill said the two people in the Nissan sedan were killed.

Five others were transported to an area hospital with serious injuries, according to Hill.

Officials have not yet released the names of the victims in the crash, which remains under investigation, pending next of kin notification.

There is also no word yet on possible charges.

The wreck closed all lanes of the I-95 north north and drivers were urged to an alternate routes. The interstate reopened around 7:35 a.m. Saturday.

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