Rush Hour I-95 Crash Injures Three
The driver of a box truck was charged with reckless driving, state police said.
State Police Sgt. Les Tyler said driver fatigue appeared to be a factor in a rush hour crash Tuesday involving a box truck and a Toyota Prius on Interstate 95 about two miles north of the Centreport Parkway exit in Stafford County.
The crash happened at about 5:04 p.m. in the southbound lanes. Tyler said a 2004 International box truck driven by John V. Diacatos, 50, from New Bern, NC, was traveling in the right lane when it changed lanes all the way to the left lane, where it struck a 2009 Toyota Prius. The truck then hit a guardrail and overturned. Diacatos was transported to Mary Washington Hospital.
The husband and wife in the Prius, Harold A. Metheny, 69, and Carla Metheny, 61, of Spotsylvania County, were transported to Mary Washington Hospital.
Trooper J.W. Palmer investigated the crash and Diacatos was charged with reckless driving with driver fatigue appearing to be a factor in the crash. Tyler said none of the injuries appeared life threatening. All three were wearing their seat belts, Tyler said.
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