LINDEN, Va. (7News) — Two people are dead and seven others were injured after a major crash involving multiple vehicles on I- 66 in Fauquier County, Virginia, officials said Thursday night.
The crash caused all lanes of Interstate 66 east to be shut down for several hours.
Virginia State Police responded to the crash between an RV and a tractor-trailer around 8:26 p.m. Officials say the collision caused the RV to run off the highway, through the guardrail and down an embankment.
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On Friday, state police identified the two people killed as 39-year-old Lenisha T. Simon and 24-year-old Brenda M. Oyervides of Houston, Texas. They were pronounced on the scene.
Police said a Winnebago RV was traveling eastbound on I-66 when it collided with a tractor-trailer.
The driver of the RV, 25-year-old Ifreke E. Inyang of Houston, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Warren Memorial Hospital for treatment. He was wearing a seatbelt.
Inyang was charged with reckless driving and for driving without a valid operator's license.
Another 23-year-old woman in the RV suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown to INOVA Fairfax Hospital for treatment.
Four other passengers in the RV suffered minor injuries and were taken to Warren Memorial Hospital for treatment. None of the RV passengers were wearing seatbelts.
The driver of the tractor-trailer has minor injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt and was taken to Heathcote Health Center.
Just before 4:30 a.m. Friday, VDOT tweeted that all the eastbound lanes reopened.
Police continue to investigate the crash.