Charges pending after DC man was killed on I-81 in Augusta Co.
AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - UPDATE: 7/19/22 Virginia State Police said charges are pending after a Washington, D.C. man was killed in a crash on I-81 North in Augusta County on Monday afternoon.
According to police, Jamar R. Lancaster, 41, of Washington, D.C. was driving on I-81 North around 1:00 p.m. when a trooper registered the car going 100 mph in the posted 65 mph zone. When the trooper activated his emergency lights and sirens, investigators said Lancaster sped up but moments later ran off the road and crashed into a guardrail and the car ended up in the median.
Lancaster had serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital. An infant and a 13-year-old boy had serious injuries. A 30-year-old man was ejected from the vehicle. He, along with the children, are being treated at the hospital. Police said the infant was in a child safety seat but noted the boy and the man were not wearing seatbelts.
According to VSP, Tavares D. Witherspoon, 39, was also a passenger in the car and was ejected from the vehicle. He died at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.
At about 2:13 p.m., Virginia State Police confirmed that one person was killed in the crash that happened on I-81 Monday afternoon.
According to VSP, at least one other person was injured in the single-vehicle crash.
The crash is still under investigation. Check back here for updates.
On I-81 at mile marker 222 in Augusta County, motorists can expect delays due to a vehicle crash.
All north lanes are closed. Traffic backups are approximately 1.0 mile.
Avoid the area if possible.
This is a developing story. Stay with WHSV for updates.
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