James City Co, VA (March 29, 2021) – Virginia State Police have released further details after a multi-vehicle crash left one woman dead and two people injured on Saturday night, March 27.
Dispatchers say that the call came in at 8:58 p.m. for the incident at mile marker 227 on Interstate 64. Officers say that a 2018 Toyota Rav4 was traveling in the left lane on I-64 when it was cut off by a still-unidentified vehicle. The driver of the Toyota Rav4 then hit his brakes to avoid the vehicle and was rear-ended by a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. The impact of the crash caused both vehicles to leave the roadway.
Virginia State Police say a passenger inside the Chevrolet Silverado, now identified as 36-year-old Anette Marie Laux from Indiana, was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.
The driver of the Silverado was transported to the Medical College of Virginia and later charged with reckless driving and driving without a valid driver’s license. State Police say other charges may be pending. The driver of the Rav4 did not sustain injuries, though a passenger inside their vehicle was also taken to a hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Anette Marie Laux. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Crashes in Virginia
Each year, hundreds of people are killed in traffic-related incidents throughout the commonwealth of Virginia. Although these accidents are often preventable, we are forced to witness the overwhelming consequences families are forced to endure. Hundreds of victims are rushed to area hospitals after their accidents where they have to undergo emergency medical treatment and spend days or even weeks in recovery. Victims often require therapy for their injuries, which is time-consuming and costly. Unfortunately, not every accident victim is able to recover.
In many cases, the negligent or reckless actions of others are the cause of the accidents. Statistics show that more than 80% of accidents are caused by drivers who are texting, talking on their phones, impaired, or engaging in reckless behaviors while operating their vehicles. When people sustain fatal injuries in accidents caused by the actions of other motorists, their families should reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Virginiaas soon as possible. Families may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
Working with a competent Virginia Beach attorney will ensure your family is able to move forward and recover after experience a loss resulting from the negligence of another driver. Virginia personal injury attorney Ron Kramer of Virginia Beach Law Firm has extensive experience helping grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing a loved one in a preventable collision. We provide proven and effective legal guidance to ensure our clients are able to protect their legal rights after enduring a tragic loss. Our team stops at nothing to ensure our clients are in the best position possible to move forward. If you’ve lost a loved one in an auto accident in the Virginia Beach area, contact our Virginia personal injury law firm at (757) 802-4662 to schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to explore legal options available for you.
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