WASHINGTON - A woman is dead after her car collided with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 in Lorton on Thursday, leaving the truck driver with non-life-threatening injuries.
The woman - Sara M. Jones, 29, of Woodbridge, Va. - was driving a Kia and trying to merge onto the southbound lanes of I-95 just before 11:30 a.m. Thursday, according to a Virginia State Police release. She pulled into the path of a southbound tractor-trailer loaded with 20,000 pounds of carpet, which swerved to avoid a collision.
The vehicles collided and ran off the right side of the road. The Kia came to a stop at the edge of the right shoulder. The truck jack-knifed and ended up in the embankment.
Jones died on the scene. The male truck driver, a 49-year-old Chesterfield, Va. resident, was taken to Fairfax Inova Hospital.
All lanes reopened to traffic just before 3:30 p.m.
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