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Police identify 2 killed in head-on Route 460 crash

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Petersburg Police investigate multi-vehicle accident
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Posted at 9:47 PM, Jun 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-28 12:20:02-04

PETERSBURG, Va. --Police have identified two people who were killed in a head-on crash involving three vehicles on Route 460 in Petersburg Saturday morning.

Police say Christi Noelle Jarratt, 42 of Dinwiddie died at the scene.

Kaitlyn Jarratt, 25, also from Dinwiddie died from the crash

Kaitlyn Jarratt, 25 of Dinwiddie

Family members tell CBS 6 News that Kaitlyn was several months pregnant and has a nearly two year old son.

"We would like to offer our heart felt condolences to the family of both victims," said Petersburg Police in a release.

Police say at least six others were injured in the crash.

"It's probably one of the most horrific scenes I've seen in my 30 years of being in law enforcement," Petersburg Police Capt. Emmanuel Chambliss said.

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Minutes before the crash, Prince George County Police said one of their officers clocked a burgundy SUV at 115 mph in a 70-mph zone along Interstate 295.

Before the officer could catch up to the Jeep, the driver took the exit for County Drive.

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Tammie Miles who lives nearby was left shaken by what she heard.

"Our hearts just sank because we figured if it was an accident that somebody had to have gotten hurt," Miles said. "Somebody did pass away and... it was not worth taking somebody's life."

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Chambliss said a preliminary investigation shows "the vehicle traveled into oncoming traffic and struck multiple vehicles."

Cellphone video taken from the scene showed one person being taking into custody.

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Petersburg Police are investigating the crash with the assistance of the Virginia State Police.

Officials said charges are pending in Petersburg and Prince George County.

Petersburg Police ask anyone who saw the suspect vehicle before the crash, or witnessed the crash, contact Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804- 861-1212.

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