Virginia Police Beat: Two die in crashes as vehicles slide off interstates; suicide by sitting on highway behind pedestrian death



Northern Virginia Police BeatTwo die in crashes as vehicles slide off interstates; suicide by sitting on highway behind pedestrian death


Two vehicles struck John Henderson who police say was sitting in center of busy Rt. 1

ALEXANDRIA, VA. – Fairfax County Police report that crash reconstruction detectives are investigating a crash that took place at around 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13.

A 40-year-old Alexandria area man was reportedly sitting in the center of Route 1 Northbound just prior to Southgate Drive outside of the crosswalk. The man was stuck by two vehicles. It does not appear that speed nor alcohol were factors in the crash on the part of the drivers and it is unknown why the victim was in the roadway.

Police identified that man as John Henderson. No charges have been placed against the drivers at this time. The investigation is continuing.

Snow a factor in death of Charles Vangoor Jr in crash off Interstate 295

HENRICO CO. – Virginia State Police are still investigating a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of an Ashland man Wednesday, January 14, 2015, reports Sgt. Stephan Vick.

At 10:11 a.m., a motorist traveling along Interstate 295 spotted a vehicle in the woods off the right side of the interstate and called state police.

Virginia State Police Trooper R.T. Woodhouse immediately responded to the crash site along Interstate 295 approximately a ½ mile south of the Interstate 95 interchange in Henrico County.

A 2004 Ford Ranger had been traveling south on I-295 when it ran off the road to the right, overturned on the driver’s side and struck a tree. Further investigation revealed the crash occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m., but because the vehicle was obscured in the trees was not noticed until later Wednesday morning.

The driver of the Ford, Charles T. Vangoor Jr., 68, of Ashland, Va., died at the scene. He had been wearing a seatbelt.

The crash remains under investigation. Weather is believed to have been a factor in the crash.

Bartholomew Toe of North Carolina died in crash off of I-85

Dinwiddie CountyVirginia State Police report that one person was killed early Wednesday morning on Jan. 14th as a snowstorm covered the region. Police report the man died in a single vehicle crash in Dinwiddie County.  The crash occurred at 2:00 a.m. on Interstate 85 south bound at the 55.3 mile marker.

Virginia State Police Trooper H. L. Jimenez investigated the crash.

A 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee was travelling south on Interstate 85, when it ran off the road left came back into the roadway, ran back off the road left again hitting several trees and overturning.

Sgt. Stephan Vick reports that the driver of the 1999 Jeep, Bartholomew D. Toe Sr., 52, of Highpoint, North Carolina, died at the scene, he was wearing a seatbelt.

The crash remains under investigation.

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