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UPDATE: Victims In Fatal I-85 Crash Identified

UPDATE from Virginia State Police:

Virginia State Police is continuing its investigation into the fatal crash that occurred November 11, 2011, on Interstate 85 northbound at the 59 mile marker in Dinwiddie County.  

The three fatal victims who were transported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiners Office in Richmond have been identified. The driver and two passengers died at the scene.  The forth passenger has been released from VCU Medical Center.  The family was traveling to Delaware at the time of the crash.   

The driver of the bus, Malverse L. Vanloan, 56, of Greensboro, Nc., is currently charged with reckless driving.  Virginia State Police is in contact with the Dinwiddie County Commonwealth Attorney's Office, who will review the case and if further charges will be filed.  

Vanloan has also been released from VCU Medical Center. 

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UPDATE from Virginia State Police, Saturday 2 p.m.:

Virginia State Police is continuing its investigation into the fatal crash on Interstate 85 northbound in Dinwiddie County.  The chain reaction crash occurred when the driver of the log truck and the Toyota Tundra pick up were slowing for traffic while traveling in the left lane.  The driver of the charter bus struck the rear of the Toyota Tundra pickup pushing the pickup into the rear of the log truck. The driver and two passengers in the pickup died at the scene.  The surviving female passenger is recovering at VCU Medical Center. 
 
The driver of the bus, Malverse L. Vanloan, 56, of Greensboro, Nc., is currently charged with reckless driving.  Her arraignment date has been set for January 26, 2012, in the Dinwiddie County General District Court.  Virginia State Police is in consultation with the Dinwiddie County Commonwealth Attorney's Office, who will review the case and if further charges will be filed.  
 
Vanloan was wearing her safety belt at the time of the crash. 
 
The names of the victims are pending positive identification by the Chief Medical Examiners Office in Richmond.

UPDATE from Virginia State Police:

Virginia State Police are still on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. Friday (Nov. 11) in the northbound lanes of Interstate 85 at the 59 mile marker in Dinwiddie. The crash site is just south of the Route 613/Dabney Mill Road overpass. At this time, the northbound lanes of I-85 remain closed to through traffic. State police hope to have the lanes re-opened by 5 p.m.

Troopers are still investigating what caused the apparent chain-reaction crash that involved a logging truck, a pickup truck and a chartered bus. The vehicles were traveling through an active work zone. Only the left lane was open to through traffic.

The driver of the logging truck was not injured in the crash.

There were two females and two males in the pickup truck. Three of the occupants died at the scene. A fourth occupant, a female, was flown by State Police Med-Flight Helicopter to VCU Medical Center. Her injuries are considered serious but not life-threatening.

The driver of the bus was transported by ambulance to VCU Medical Center for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries. Onboard the bus was one chaperone and 49 students from North Carolina A&T University. The bus, belonging to Coach America, was traveling from Greensboro, N.C., to Baltimore, Md. The students and chaperone were checked by medical personnel at the scene. No serious injuries were reported. The students and chaperone were transported by a Dinwiddie County school bus to a nearby fire station. From there, a second charter bus arrived and took the students on to Baltimore.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time. Virginia State Police Accident Reconstruction and Motor Carrier Safety teams are at the scene.

The three deceased individuals have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for examination and positive identification.


Three people were killed and two others injured in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 85 in Dinwiddie County Friday.

Around 11:30 p.m., a pick-up truck with four people crashed into the rear of a logging truck headed north on I-85 at the 59 mile marker. A charter bus loaded with nearly 50 college students then ran into the back of the pick-up.

Three of the four people inside the pick-up were killed. A fourth suffered serious injuries but is expected to survive.

The driver of the bus, carrying students from North Carolina A & T University, also suffered minor injuries. None of the students, headed to Baltimore for a conference, were hurt.

The cause of the crash has not been released. The identities of the victims has also not been released.

State Police continue their investigation into the crash.

Copyright 2011 by Young Broadcasting, Inc.

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UPDATE: VDOT expects the northbound lanes to remain closed until at least 4 p.m.

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UPDATE: State Police confirm three passengers in the car the crashed into the logging truck died at the scene. A fourth passenger was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

The charter bus driver also suffered non life-threatening injuries.

The victims have not yet been identified.

Stay with 8News for updates.

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UPDATE: The charter bus involved in the crash was carrying 49 North Carolina A & T students to a conference in Baltimore. None of the bus passengers are among the dead or injured.

A logging truck and a smaller passenger vehicle are also involved. At least one person in the smaller vehicle is confirmed dead.

Stay with 8News for updates.

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UPDATE: Crews on scene confirm the bus involved is a Coach America charter bus. it is still unclear if anyone on the bus is among the injured. A spokesperson for the company refused to comment on where the bus was headed to or from.

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UPDATE: Dinwiddie authorities the crash involves a logging truck, a passenger vehicle and a bus. It is still unclear what kind of bus is involved.

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Interstate 85 is shut down northbound at mile marker 59 for a fatal multiple vehicle crash involving a bus.

State Police confirmed one person died in the crash.

It is unclear how many vehicles are involved in the crash or if anyone else is injured. It is unclear if the bus is a school bus or if it was loaded.

8News has a crew on the way to the scene.

Stay with 8News for updates.

Copyright 2011 by Young Broadcasting, Inc.

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