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Woman killed, man charged in fatal Hanover crash that stopped traffic on I-95

Woman killed, man charged in fatal Hanover crash that stopped traffic on I-95
Posted at 6:04 PM, Jul 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-20 06:06:40-04

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- A woman is dead and a man is facing involuntary manslaughter charges after a crash on Interstate 95 in Hanover County on Tuesday.

Just before 1 p.m., Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on I-95 north at the 90-mile marker.

70-year-old Levi Braxton, III, of Saluda, Virginia was reportedly speeding on I-95 north in a 2015 GMC Terrain. Braxton drove onto the right shoulder to pass another driver. That's when he hit a 2007 Nissan Sentra which had become disabled on the right shoulder of the interstate.

The driver of the Sentra was inside the broken-down car when it was hit. The 49-year-old woman from Mechanicsville died on the scene, according to Virginia State Police.

Troopers are working to notify her family.

Braxton was transported and released from VCU Medical Center with injuries that are not life-threatening. Troopers said he will be charged with involuntary manslaughter and driving while suspended by the Hanover Commonwealth Attorney's office.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.

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

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