Police identify wrong-way driver in double fatal I-95 crash

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — State Police have identified the wrong-way driver that led to a double fatal crash on Wednesday night.

Police officials said that the crash occurred shortly before 9 p.m. on I-95 north, just south of the intersection with Route 288.

The trooper’s investigation revealed that a 2012 Hyundai Elantra was traveling south bound in the north bound lanes when it struck the barrier wall going airborne and then striking a 2007 Kia Sorrento. The Kia then struck a 2007 Toyota Camry that was traveling northbound. The crash occurred in the left lane, police say.

The driver of the Hyundai, Wilber Lee, Jr., 75 of Midlothian, died at the scene. The driver of the Kia, 56-year-old Herbert L. Boss of Richmond, was transported with life-threatening injuries to VCU Medical Center where he later died. The driver of the Toyota was uninjured.

There were no passengers in any of the vehicles.

Police say it appears that Lee suffered from a cognitive disorder.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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