By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup
Posted: January 9, 2019 | 6:14 p.m.
PRINCE GEORGE – Three people died Wednesday afternoon in a crash along Interstate 95 near the community of Carson, state police confirmed.
In a statement from Sgt. Keeli Hill of Virginia State Police, the deadly crash occurred just before 2 p.m. near the 36.9 mile marker along the interstate’s southbound lanes.
Their preliminary investigation has revealed a Chevrolet Cruze, driven by 38-year-old Eric Estes of Oldsmar, Florida, was traveling northbound on I-95 when it suddenly veered across the dividing median into oncoming traffic before striking a Lincoln Navigator that was traveling southbound.
The driver and passenger of the Lincoln Navigator, identified as Gary K. Lilly and Elizabeth L. Lilly, both 70 from The Villages, Fl. and Estes all died from their injuries at the scene. According to Hill, the occupants of the Lincoln Navigator were not wearing their seatbelt at the time of the crash. Estes was wearing his seatbelt when the crash occurred.
The southbound lanes of I-95 were closed for much of the afternoon as police investigated the crash and dealt with the scene before eventually reopening to traffic just before 5 p.m.
Authorities are still actively investigating the case and identification of the victims will be made once proper notifications to families can be made.