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VSP update Thursday’s RV crash
The Virginia State Police provided updates on their investigation of the accident involving an RV that collided with a tractor trailer that shutdown I-66 for 8 hours Sept. 8 to Sept. 9.
An email from Virginia State Police Public Information Officer Sergeant Brent Coffey confirms 2 deaths in the accident.
The driver of the RV, Ifreke Inyang, 25, of Houston Texas, was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
Two passengers, Lenisha T. Simon, 39, and Brenda M. Oyervides, 24, also from Houston, died at the scene.
Another passenger was flown to INNOVA Fairfax for treatment of life threatening injuries.
Four other passengers and the driver of the tractor trailer suffered minor injuries and were transported to local hospitals.
None of the passengers in the RV were wearing a seat belt.
Inyang was charged with reckless driving and driving without a valid license.
The crash remains under investigation.
VDOT plans hearing for I-81 improvements
The Virginia Department of Transportation is holding a public hearing on their plans to widen I-81 near Strasburg.
The hearing is on April 20th from 4:30 to 7 pm at Strasburg High School.
Written comments can be submitted up to 10 days later to Project Manager, Pamela Bowman.
This project is part of the I-81 Corridor Improvement Program and plans to build an additional southbound lane from mile marker 295 to 299.
This will connect with the acceleration merging traffic from 66 west to 81 south.
Other improvements planned for that area include multiple bridge renovations or replacements.
VDOT reported refreezing producing slick spots
Virginia Department of Transportation reported clear conditions on interstates and primary roads early this morning.
Refreezing did produced some slick spots particularly on secondary roads and bridges caution is advised.
Stay alert and drive for the conditions giving each other plenty of room.
Road crews are continuously to monitoring and treating the roads as needed.
Up to date information is available here.
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