Fatal crash I-66 at beltway

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A Maine woman and two little girls, ages 4 and 6, were killed in a three-vehicle crash last week involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 66 just prior to Interstate 495 in Fairfax County, state police said.

State police say a 2012 Honda Crosstour was traveling east on Interstate 66 when it lost control near the 64 mile marker at 3:06 a.m. on Sept. 9.
 
The Honda struck a 2015 Toyota Rav and then continued off the right side of the interstate, state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.
 
When the Honda struck the guardrail, it then re-entered the eastbound lanes of I-66 and struck the Toyota a second time. The Honda continued off the left side of the interstate and struck the guardrail, after which it spun back into the eastbound lanes of I-66, Geller said.
 
An eastbound tractor-trailer swerved to the right to avoid the spinning Honda, but the two vehicles collided. 
 
There were a total of five people in the Honda Crosstour. The driver, Lacquora Smith, 28, of Alfred, Maine, died at the scene. A 4-year-old female passenger and 6-year-old female passenger also died at the scene, Caldwell said. A 7-year-old female passenger and a 2-year-old juvenile survived the crash and were transported to Fairfax Inova Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 
 
The adult male driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the crash.
 
The adult male driver of the Toyota SUV was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 

The crash remains under investigation. 

The eastbound lanes of I-66 remained closed for hours after the crash with traffic diverted to Nutley Street. All lanes reopened just after noon.

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(3) comments

Duke Nukem

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John Dutko

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Paul Benedict

Very sad situation.

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