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2 people killed, 7 others injured after RV collides with tractor-trailer on I-66

The RV driver has been charged with reckless driving.

FAUQUIER COUNTY, Va. — Two people have died and seven others are injured after an RV collided with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 66 near Fauquier County Thursday night. 

Virginia State Police (VSP) says the crash happened just before 8:30 p.m. 

Investigators believe 25-year-old Ifreke E. Inyang was driving an RV near mile marker 15.9 when the vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer. The impact caused the RV to run off the roadway, through a guardrail and down an embankment into several trees. 

Inyang was the only person in the RV wearing a seatbelt. He suffered minor injuries along with four others who were riding in the recreational vehicle and a 23-year-old woman was seriously injured and flown to UNOVA Fairfax Hospital for help. Two other passengers were killed in the crash. They have been identified as 39-year-old Lenisha T. Simon and 24-year-old Brenda M. Oyervides. 

The tractor-trailer driver was also injured and taken to Heathcote Health Center.

Inyang has been charged with reckless driving and driving without a valid operator's license. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Culpeper Twitter, the crash closed all eastbound lanes of I-66 at mile marker 15.9 for several hours overnight. Virginia State Police said all lanes were back open as of 4:30 a.m. Friday.


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