Virginia State Police is still investigating a multi-vehicle fatal crash that occurred Thursday (Sept. 9) in Fairfax County. State police were called to the scene at 3:06 a.m.
Police determined that a 2012 Honda Crosstour was traveling east on Interstate 66 when it lost control near the 64 mile marker, the Beltway exit. The Honda struck a 2015 Toyota Rav and then continued off the right side of the interstate. When the Honda struck the guardrail, it then re-entered the eastbound lanes of I-66 and struck the Toyota a second time. The Honda continued off the left side of the interstate and struck the guardrail, after which it spun back into the eastbound lanes of I-66. An eastbound tractor-trailer swerved to the right to avoid the spinning Honda, but the two vehicles collided.
Police say there were a total of five individuals in the Honda Crosstour. The driver, Lacquora Smith, 28, of Alfred, Maine, died at the scene. A 4-year-old female passenger and 6-year-old female passenger also died at the scene. A 7-year-old female passenger and a 2-year-old juvenile survived the crash and were transported to Fairfax Inova Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The adult male driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the crash.
The adult male driver of the Toyota SUV was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.