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UPDATE : VSP Investigating I-64 Double Fatal Crash in Albemarle County

[ 0 ] July 16, 2017 |

Release via VSP Richmond 11:30 AM:

“At 6:04 a.m., Sunday (July 16, 2017), Virginia State Police were notified of a green pickup truck driving recklessly in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 in Albemarle County. Several minutes later, a second report was called in about a green pickup truck in the Emergency Vehicle Crossover in the I-64 median. As state police were responding, the pickup truck drove through the crossover and began driving the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of I-64.

At 6:09 a.m., state police were notified of a head-on collision in the eastbound lanes of I-64 at the 114 mile marker in Albemarle County. The green Isuzu pickup truck was traveling west in the eastbound lane when it struck head-on an eastbound Hyundai sedan. The impact of that crash caused the vehicles to strike an eastbound Ford F-150 utility pickup truck.

The driver of the Isuzu, Winston J. Smith II, 32, of Staunton, Va., died at the scene. He was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the Hyundai, Bethany M. Franklin, 30, of Troutville, Va., died at the scene. She was wearing a seatbelt.

The adult male driver of the F150 pickup was transported to UVA Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.

Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police”

“At 6:04 a.m., Sunday (July 16, 2017), Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in Albemarle County. The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes of I-64 at the 114 mile marker. There are two confirmed fatalities at this time. The crash remains under investigation at this time.

One eastbound lane of I-64 was re-opened by 10

Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police”

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