HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A fatal crash on Interstate 95 North caused backups in Hanover County Saturday evening.
According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the crash took place at mile marker 91.6, just south of England Street. The northbound right lane was closed.
Virginia State Police confirmed at around 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, that one person was pronounced dead after the single-vehicle crash, which occurred earlier in the afternoon.
New information released by State Police in the morning on Sunday, Sept. 17, stated that the driver, Sierra Todd-Winkler, 30, of Raleigh, North Carolina, was driving a 2013 Chevrolet sedan, when the car ran off the road to the right and hit a tree.
According to the release, the passenger Tasha Green, 50, of Henrico County, was in the front passenger seat of the car, and died at the scene due to her injuries. Green was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
The release on Sunday also said that the driver, Todd-Winkler, was taken by ambulance to VCU Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and has been charged with reckless driving, according to police.
Traffic was backed up to Lewistown Road. Drivers in the area were asked to use alternate routes.
This incident is currently under investigation by State Police.