A serious crash left one person dead and shut down the eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 Monday night.
According to Virginia state police, the victim was 26-year-old Katie Higgins of Stuart Draft.
The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. just west of mile marker 90 in the Fishersville area.
State police say Higgins was driving a Honda Civic when she ran off the left side of the road, overcorrected and started to slide sideways. That's when she was T-boned on the driver's side by a pickup truck. Then, a Chevy Impala hit the rear of the truck.
Police shut down the interstate while rescue crews worked on the victims.
Higgins died at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck was taken to Augusta Health with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver and passengers of the Chevy were OK, and were not transported to a hospital.
Virginia State Police Press Release
AUGUSTA CO., VA – A Stuarts Draft woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash Monday night (Jan. 28) in Augusta County. Trooper A.T. Coffey is investigating the crash that occurred at approximately 7:50 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 near the 89.9 mile marker.
A Honda Civic was traveling eastbound in the left lane of I-64 when the vehicle ran off the road to the left. The driver overcorrected, traveled into the right lane then back into the left lane again. A Ford F-150 pick-up truck traveling in the left lane struck the driver's side door of the Honda Civic. A third vehicle, a Chevy Impala, was also traveling in the left lane and struck the rear of the pick-up truck.
The driver of the Honda Civic, Katie Higgins, 26, of Stuarts Draft, died at the scene. She was wearing a seatbelt.
The driver of the pick-up truck was transported by ambulance to Augusta Health Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
No one was injured in the Chevy Impala.
The Virginia State Police Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting Trooper Coffey with the crash investigation which remains on-going at this time.
Deceased: Katie Higgins, 26, Stuarts Draft, driver of Honda Civic