Stuarts Draft woman killed in I-64 accident

policecar3A Stuarts Draft woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash Monday night (Jan. 28) in Augusta County. Trooper A.T. Coffey is investigating the crash that occurred at approximately 7:50 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 near the 89.9 mile marker.

A Honda Civic was traveling eastbound in the left lane of I-64 when the vehicle ran off the road to the left. The driver overcorrected, traveled into the right lane then back into the left lane again. A Ford F-150 pick-up truck traveling in the left lane struck the driver’s side door of the Honda Civic. A third vehicle, a Chevy Impala, was also traveling in the left lane and struck the rear of the pick-up truck.

The driver of the Honda Civic, Katie Higgins, 26, of Stuarts Draft, died at the scene. She was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the pick-up truck was transported by ambulance to Augusta Health Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

No one was injured in the Chevy Impala.

The Virginia State Police Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting Trooper Coffey with the crash investigation which remains ongoing at this time.

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