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Man charged in fiery I-95 crash
A Mississippi man whose car was struck by a tractor trailer on Interstate 95 is charged with impeding the flow of traffic.
Around 8:10 p.m. Friday, Trooper D. E. Scott responded to a two-vehicle fiery crash on I-95 near the 113 mile marker in Caroline County.
According to Virginia State Police Spokesperson Sgt. Thomas Molnar, a 1983 Lincoln Continental was traveling southbound in the right lane when it was struck in the rear by a 2009 Freightliner Tractor trailer.
Both vehicles ran off the right side of the roadway and struck the embankment and several trees, Molnar said.
The driver of the Lincoln, 58-year-old David Haik of Vicksburg, Miss., suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries in the crash and was transported by ambulance to Mary Washington Hospital.
He was charged with impeding the flow of traffic. Molnar said he was driving about 40 to 45 mph on the interstate.
A passenger in Haik’s car also suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries and was flown by helicopter to Mary Washington Hospital.
The tractor trailer driver, 45-year-old Charles B. Dinosky of North Carolina was not injured and is not charged.
All involved were wearing a seat belt and the crash remains under investigation, Molnar said.