HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police have identified one of the victims in Wednesday’s deadly crash on I-95 that left four people dead and several injured.
Jordan J. Callicutt, 19, of Waldorf, Maryland died on the scene after a Chevrolet Impala he was traveling north in, struck a guardrail and landed in the southbound lanes of I-95.
The crash happened near the Chamberlayne Avenue exit in Henrico County and shut down the interstate for nearly 12 hours.
Friends of Callicutt confirmed to 8News that he had a one-year-old daughter and was expecting a son in September.
Monae Dove is their daughter Dior’s mother.
“I lost it. Once I found out, I just broke down,” said Dove. “Jordan was a very kind person. He had a very nice soul. He just was so genuine. He cared for a lot of people. He had such a big heart. He just loved people. He was just a nice person. I just loved that boy so much.”
The Impala’s driver and four passengers were all ejected from the vehicle during the crash, VSP said. Four died at the scene, including Callicutt. One person is being treated at VCU Medical Center for life-threatening injuries.
Dashawn Thomason grew up with Callicutt in Maryland. According to Thomason, Callicutt was on his way to Maryland when the crash happened. Thomason told 8news, his community is grieving.
“The community is kind of just shook up and down because this great person that uplifted the community so much, is now not here with us anymore,” said Thomason.
According to Thomason, Callicutt was an up-and-coming rapper.
“He would always tell us this would be our way out,” said Thomason.
Following the tragedy, Thomason plans to keep Callicutt’s legacy alive.
“I plan to uphold his name and let everybody else know that didn’t know him, the type of person he was,” said Thomason.
Two firearms were recovered from the scene. Police are investigating their relation to the crash after it was reported that a gunshot was heard just before the crash happened before 2 a.m.on Wednesday.
According to the state’s police investigation, the Impala sedan was traveling north when it crossed over into the southbound lanes, striking a guardrail and a 2020 Tesla.
The Tesla then struck a parked, unoccupied 1999 Ford work van. The Impala overturned and came to a rest in the southbound lanes. Two people inside the Tesla were taken to the hospital for treatment.
Police are working on identifying the remaining victims and notifying their families. They are asking anyone with information to come forward.