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Early-morning traffic was stopped on Interstate 95 north Saturday morning after single-vehicle crash ejected a passenger and the driver fled on foot
BY MIKE ZITZ
All lanes of Interstate 95 north at the 129.5 mile marker in Fredericksburg were closed early Saturday following a crash, according to City Police Department spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe.
City police received a call at 7 a.m. reporting the accident, she said. The flow of traffic was affected for about two hours.
Virginia State Police Sgt. F.L. Tyler said three males were traveling north in a 1999 Chevy Blazer that hit the median, overcorrected and went off the road. One passenger was ejected, Tyler said.
The passenger who was ejected suffered life-threatening injuries. He was flown to Mary Washington Hospital, Tyler said. The second passenger, who was less seriously hurt, was also taken to Mary Washington.
The driver ran from the scene, Bledsoe said, but was later apprehended in the Idlewild subdivision.
She said 911 dispatchers called local taxi companies to ask whether they'd received any suspicious requests for a ride after the crash. Hilldrup Taxi said it did.
Bledsoe said police intercepted the driver on Sands Circle. He was charged with reckless driving and hit and run, Tyler said.
Tyler said the identities of neither the driver nor the passengers had been established as of Saturday evening. No details were available on the condition of the passengers.
Mike Zitz: 540/846-5163