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VSP identifies woman killed in Spotsylvania crash on I-95

Tractor-trailer crash
Tractor-trailer crash(VDOT)
Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 6:43 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 22, 2021 at 1:25 PM EDT
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SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia State Police have identified the woman who was killed in a crash that occurred on I-95 in Spotsylvania County.

Virginia State Police responded to the crash at 5:11 a.m. near mile marker 118.

According to the investigation, a 2005 Honda Accord was traveling south on I-95 when it ran off the left side of the roadway and collided with a guardrail. The Honda then continued across all three travel lanes, off of the right side of the roadway, and collided with a tractor-trailer that was parked on the shoulder.

When the Honda came to a rest in the right lane, Lajuanna M. Morton, 34, of Baltimore, Maryland had gotten out of the vehicle while holding a three-year-old female and stood in the travel lane. The Honda, Morton and the toddler were struck by a 2022 Kenworth tractor-trailer traveling southbound.

Tractor-trailer crash
Tractor-trailer crash(VDOT)

The impact caused the 2022 tractor-trailer to collide with another tractor-trailer. Both tractor-trailers came to a rest against the guardrail.

Morton died at the scene. The three-year-old suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Mary Washington Hospital. A 16-year-old female passenger in the Honda suffered serious injuries in the crash and was also transported to Mary Washington Hospital for treatment.

Tractor-trailer crash
Tractor-trailer crash(VDOT)

The driver of the Honda, Anthony D. George, 43, of Maryland, was driving the Honda. He suffered minor injuries and was taken to Mary Washington Hospital.

Both tractor-trailer drivers were not injured.

George was taken into custody at Rappahannock Regional Jail and is charged with:

  • One felony count of possession of a controlled schedule I/II drug
  • One misdemeanor count of no valid driver’s license
  • One traffic infraction for expired registration

The crash remains under investigation.

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