A 24-year-old Gainesville woman is dead, following a tractor trailer accident in Prince George County on May 22.
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -
One woman has died after a tractor trailer ran off Interstate 95 in Prince George County and crashed into her car; the driver of the truck is facing reckless driving charges.
Virginia State Police report that around 4:40 p.m. on May 22, a tractor trailer was traveling southbound in the right lane of Interstate 95 near mile marker 42 in Prince George County. The truck ran off the road and struck a 2007 Hyundai Elantra, which was parked on the right shoulder of the highway.
The car's driver, 24-year-old Rachel E. Gradia of Gainesville, was seated in the passenger side of the vehicle at the time of the accident. Police say Gradia was thrown from the car; meanwhile, the tractor trailer jackknifed off the right side of the interstate.
Gradia was transported to VCU Medical Center for treatment; she succumbed to her injuries on May 24.
The driver of the tractor trailer, 65-year-old Henry W. Vann, Jr. of Ahoskie, North Carolina, was not hurt in the crash. Police say he was wearing his safety belt.
Vann has been charged with reckless driving. The crash remains under investigation; stay with ABC 8News for updates on air and online.