Aug. 6, 2014
UPDATE: Aug. 7, 2014:
Virginia State Police have released the name of the second victim in yesterday's deadly crash on Interstate 64. Paul A. Brant, 59, of Lakeland, Florida was a passenger in the Chevrolet Suburban, and was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Police say the driver and another passenger in the Suburban were not seriously injured. They were both wearing seat belts.
Virginia State Police have confirmed two people died in a multiple car accident Wednesday morning on Interstate 64 in Albemarle County.
Authorities say a flatbed tractor-trailer failed to stop in time and rear-ended a Nissan Pathfinder. The Pathfinder was pushed into a Lincoln Town Car. A Chevrolet Suburban was struck causing it to run off the left side of the interstate and overturn. The Suburban then struck a second tractor-trailer. Meanwhile, the Lincoln Town Car was struck by the first tractor-trailer and the impact caused the Lincoln to catch fire
State Police said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car, 70 year-old Vicki L. Shields, of Palmyra, died at the scene.
A man was ejected from the backseat of the Suburban, and was taken to UVA Medical Center where he later died. His name has not been released at this time. The driver and passenger of the Suburban were taken to UVA Medical Center for treatment with serious injuries.
The driver of a Nissan Pathfinder was also flown to UVA Medical Center for treatment.
State Police say the driver of the tractor trailer, James Nagy, was charged with reckless driving.
Additional charges are pending.