Prince George County Triple Trailer Crash Kills One, Injures Others
Posted on Jan 31, 2011
A crash in Prince George County involving three tractor-trailers on January 30th killed driver Lionardo S. Reina, 49, of Miami. His passenger, Domingo R. Garcia, 46, also from Miami, was injured in the collision and has now been released from the hospital.
Police Trooper A.P. Hawkins reported to the scene on Interstate 295 at around 3:50 a.m. Police say heavy fog may have been a factor in the wreck, which ended up impeding traffic on I-295 for more than 10 hours.
Preliminary investigations by authorities show that early in the morning a tractor-trailer was traveling southbound when the driver ran off the left side of the roadway.
This tractor-trailer crossed into the northbound travel lanes. One tractor-trailer in the northbound lane swerved and exited the roadway in an effort to avoid the collision, while another tractor-trailer, also traveling northbound, struck the driver who had driven into opposing traffic.
Both northbound trucks ran off the right side of the roadway. The driver of the Kenworth trailer, Laurent Beaulieu, suffered serious life-threatening injuries. He was transported from the scene by ambulance to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond.
Although weather is considered a factor in the crash, the cause of the southbound driver’s fateful swerve into oncoming traffic remains under investigation.
The attorneys at Nickelsporn & Lundin offer our most sincere condolences to the family and loved ones involved in this unfortunate accident. We wish a speedy recovery for those injured.