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A male passenger aboard the bus that crashed in Caroline County this morning was arrested for obstruction of justice.
Immediately following the fatal Interstate 95 crash, Virginia State Police Spokeswoman Corinne Geller said a man insisted on standing in moving traffic on the interstate and taking pictures of the crash scene, where four women were killed and dozens were injured.
Troopers directed the man to move out of the travel lane and to the side with other passengers for his own safety and to prevent another crash, Geller said. But the man repeatedly refused and struggled with the troopers as they tried to escort him to the side of the interstate.
Pavion R. O’Connor, 29, of Raleigh was charged with obstruction of justice and resisting arrest. He was transported to Pamunkey Regional Jail in Hanover County and placed on a $2,500 bond.
Before being arrested, O’Connor was treated at VCU Healthsystem in Richmond.