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3 killed after pickup rear-ends car stopped in I-95 lane in Hanover

I-95 Interstate 95 Generic Richmond
Posted at 9:40 AM, Aug 19, 2023

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- Three people were killed in a wreck after a car stopped in the center lane of Interstate 95 in Hanover County early Saturday morning, according to Virginia State Police.

Troopers said the crash happened around 2:10 a.m. along I-95 south about a mile from the Lewistown Road exit.

A Nissan Sentra with a Maryland registration that was stopped in the center lane of I-95 for "unknown reasons" was rear-ended by a Dodge Ram pick-up, officials said.

Three people, Andrea Michelle Rodriguez Guillen, 18, Francisco Eleazar Orellana Reyes, 24, and a 16-year-old girl, all residents of Annapolis, Maryland, died at the scene, troopers said.

A 21-year-old man also from Annapolis was taken to VCU Medical Center with injuries described as serious, but non-life-threatening.

The driver of the pickup was not hurt, according to troopers.

The wreck, which closed all lanes of I-95 south, remains under investigation, officials said. All of the interstate's lanes had reopened and the scene was clear as of about 6:45 a.m.

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

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