Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a tractor-trailer and two passenger vehicles that occurred about 9:48 a.m. today in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 at Exit 150 (Triangle) in Prince William County.
A Ford Focus was traveling in the far left northbound lane when it lost control. The vehicle was struck by a flatbed tractor-trailer traveling in the center lane. When the vehicle and truck collided, the impact caused both to travel towards the left shoulder of the road striking a Honda Accord, also traveling in the far left lane. The Ford Focus and the truck continued onto the left shoulder of the road – striking a Jersey wall and traveling approximately 150 feet where both came to rest against a guardrail.
The driver and passenger in the Ford Focus died at the scene. Both were wearing a seatbelt. The drivers of the truck and the Honda Accord were not injured.
Identities of the victims were not immediately available.
Northbound lanes were closed and traffic was redirected to Route 1 at Exit for Route 619. All lanes of northbound traffic were re-opened at approximately 12:42 p.m.
The Virginia State Police Motor Carrier Team and Accident Reconstruction Team are assisting with the crash investigation.