Local man arrested after I-95 pile-up
By Staff Reports
Apr 8, 2013, 14:24
A Colonial Heights resident has been charged with driving under the influence after a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 on Saturday.
Virginia State Police responded to a crash shortly before 2:30 a.m. Saturday when the driver of a 2009 Hyundai Elantra was traveling south and was rear-ended by a 2005 Dodge Neon. Following the impact, the Hyundai struck the jersey wall before being struck by a 2002 Mercedes and a 2013 Camry.
Darrell Payne, Jr., 24, of the 100 block of Wright Ave. in Colonial Heights, has been charged with driving under the influence.
The driver and two passengers in the Neon suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver and a passenger in the Hyundai suffered minor injuries. The driver of the Mercedes also suffered minor injuries.
The three passengers in the Camry were not injured in the crash.
While state police were responding to the crash at mile marker 71, another crash took place involving a Richmond police vehicle.
The driver of a 2003 Dodge Stratus traveling northbound, struck the rear of a marked patrol vehicle at 3:20 a.m.
The car was stopped in the left travel lane of I-95 North assisting with the four-vehicle crash on I-95 South. The police vehicle did not have itís emergency lights activated at the time of the crash. The police sergeant was in her vehicle at the time of the crash and suffered minor injuries.
The driver of the Dodge, Ronald Carroll Jr., 45, of the 2700 block of Hanes Avenue in Richmond, was arrested and also charged with driving under the influence. Carroll was not injured in the crash.