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2 die in accidents on I-95 in northern Va.

Tuesday - 5/22/2012, 2:01pm  ET

WASHINGTON - Virginia State Police say two people have been killed in separate accidents on Interstate 95 in Prince William County.

Police say they were called to a single-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of the interstate about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities say the driver of a van with nine passengers on board lost control of the vehicle and ran off the left side of the roadway. The van hit a guardrail, overturning at least twice.

Authorities say one passenger died at the scene, and another eight were taken to hospitals for treatment.

Police say the driver, 29-year-old Job J. Diaz-Lemus, has been charged with reckless driving.

Police say another person was killed in a three-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes near Dale City about 7:45 a.m.


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