Chester man killed in multi-vehicle crash involving tractor-trailer on I-95

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A 20-year-old man has died following a crash on I-95 south in Chester involving a tractor-trailer and two other vehicles.

VSP responded to the crash just after 4 a.m. near Ruffin Mill Road.

Their investigation revealed that a man driving a Saturn sedan was traveling northbound in the southbound lane on I-95.

“The driver of the Saturn struck a female driving in a Nissan Altima head-on,” a VSP spokesperson said. “The tractor trailer traveling southbound came up on the crash and in an attempt to avoid striking the two other vehicle’s, the tractor trailer driver was forced to make an evasive maneuver causing it to jackknife hitting a jersey wall and resting across the median partially blocking both the southbound and the northbound lanes.”

Both drivers involved in the head-on collision were transported to Southside Regional Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. The wrong-way driver of the Saturn, who has been identified as 20-year-old Jailyn Richard Allred of Chester, died at the hospital.

The tractor-trailer driver was also transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Authorities are considering alcohol a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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