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Woman dies in crash
By Staff Reports
May 27, 2014, 14:37

PRINCE GEORGE A woman was killed in a crash along Interstate 95 in Prince George.

Virginia State Police said Trooper K.W. Peterson responded to a two-vehicle crash in Prince George County. The crash occurred Thursday, May 22, at 4:40 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-95 near the 42 mile marker.

Police said a tractor-trailer was southbound on I-95 in the right lane when it ran off the right side of the interstate and struck a 2007 Hyundai Elantra that was parked on the right shoulder. The driver of the parked Elantra was seated in the passenger side of the vehicle and thrown from the car when it was struck by the tractor-trailer. Meanwhile, the tractor-trailer jackknifed in the tree line off the right side of the interstate.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Henry W. Vann Jr., 65, of Ahoskie, N.C., was charged with reckless driving.

The driver of the Elantra, Rachel E. Gradia, 24, of Gainesville, Va., was transported to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, where she died Saturday, May 24.

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