One killed in I-64 crash

A Charlottesville man was killed and another man injured along Interstate 64 in Albemarle County early Tuesday morning, Mar. 1, 2011. At 8:23 a.m., Trooper K.M. Ralston was called to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash at the 104 mile marker in the eastbound lanes of the interstate.

A 2002 Toyota Camry and a 2003 Ford Escape were both traveling in the westbound lanes of I-64. The driver of the Camry, traveling in the right lane, attempted to change lanes and struck the 2003 Ford Escape which was traveling in the left lane. The Camry continued into the median and proceeded into the eastbound lanes of I-64, where it sideswiped a 2006 Acura TSX and then struck a 2000 Volvo V70 head-on. The driver of the Camry, Woodland Anderson IV, of Charlottesville, Va., was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the Volvo, Andrew D. Werner of Staunton, Va., was airlifted to the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was wearing his seatbelt.

The driver of the Ford Escape and the driver of the Acura were not injured in the crash. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

The collision closed the eastbound lanes of I-64 so troopers could investigate the crash. For a time, traffic was diverted at the 99 mile marker onto Route 250 and back onto I-64 at the 107 mile marker. Both eastbound lanes were re-opened at 11:22 a.m.

The Virginia State Police Accident Reconstruction Team assisted with the investigation. At this time, no charges will be filed.


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