Teen killed in chain-reaction crash on I-95 in Hanover County

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal accident involving four vehicles that happened Tuesday night on I-95 south in Hanover County.

The crash happened at 11:21 p.m. Tuesday night at mile marker 87 in the southbound lanes of I-95, just before the Sliding Hill Road exit.

According to Virginia State Police, a two-door Volkswagen was rear-ended, which pushed it into the vehicle in front of it, sparking a chain-reaction crash that involved a total of four vehicles.

The driver of the Volkswagen, an adult male, was transported to VCU Medical Center for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries. His 17-year-old passenger, Rachel Garka of Midlothian, Va., died at the scene. Both were wearing seat belts.

The driver of the Volkswagen, an adult male, was transported to VCU Medical Center for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries. His 17-year-old passenger, Rachel Garka of Midlothian, Va., died at the scene. Both were wearing seat belts.

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