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4 dead, 3 injured after crash on I-95 in Henrico

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Posted at 5:22 AM, May 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-27 07:36:01-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Four people were killed and three other people were injured in an early-morning crash on Interstate 95 involving multiple vehicles on Wednesday, according to Virginia State Police.

Troopers responded to the scene just before 2 a.m. near Chamberlayne Road at mile marker 82 in Henrico County.

It all started when a Chevrolet Impala traveling north on I-95 ran off the road to the left and through the median before hitting a Tesla in the southbound lanes, according to State Police.

The chain-reaction crash caused the Tesla to hit a Ford Van parked in the right lane as part of a highway work zone.

There wasn't anyone in the van at the time, according to troopers.

The Impala landed upside down in the southbound lanes, troopers said.

All five people inside were ejected from the car. Four have died and one was transported to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

State Police identified one of those victims as 19-year-old Jordan J. Callicutt of Waldorf, Maryland. CBS 6 spoke with Callicutt's family, learning he was a father with a second child on the way.

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The driver and passenger inside of the Tesla were transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Troopers said there was a German Shepherd inside the Tesla as well. The dog escaped during the crash, but has since been located and returned to her family safely.

No highway workers were injured from the crash, according to State Police.

Troopers said they are investigating a report of a gunshot heard just before the crash happened. They also noted two guns were recovered from the crash scene.

Anyone with information about this report or the crash is encouraged to call the Virginia State Police at 804-609-5656 or email them at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

All southbound lanes in this area were closed hours for the crash investigation and cleanup.

Drivers were directed to take Route 301 or Route 1 as an alternate until further notice.

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