BRUNSWICK, Va. (WTVR)- An 8 year old was among three people that died in an accident on Interstate 85 Sunday in Brunswick County.
State Police tell us the accident happened in the northbound lanes near mile marker 24.
According to Sgt. Michelle Anaya with VSP, a 2002 Ford Explorer, driven by Jose Anthony Ayber Jr., was traveling in the north bound lanes when the vehicle suffered mechanical failure. The investigation determined that the vehicle swerved and lost control, overturning several times and ejecting three of the seven occupants. Two passengers died at the scene, and another passenger died on the way to the hospital. The driver and the surviving passengers were transported to several hospitals.
Anaya says there were 7 occupants in all, the driver, front seat passenger, 3 passengers in the middle row seating, and 2 passengers in the rear third row seating.
8 year-old Tiffany Cadral, sister of the driver, was seated directly behind the driver when the accident happened. The New Jersey native was ejected and died at the scene.
Crystal Nicole Ayber, wife of the driver, was seated in the middle row behind the front seat passenger, police say. Mrs. Ayber was 22 years old and was from the 6900 block of Myrtle Avenue, Glyndale, NY., and was ejected and died at the scene.
Ms. Noella Oliveras, the mother of the driver, was seated on the passenger side of the rear third row seating. Ms. Oliveras, 43, was the mother of 8 year-old Tiffany Cadral (deceased), and was ejected from the vehicle, and died on the way to the hospital.
The driver and passenger were both wearing their seat belts and were transported to South Hill Community Memorial Hospital, suffering minor injuries Anaya says.
The other two passengers, Hispanic females, were transported to VCU Medical Center in Richmond, with life-threatening injuries.
Alcohol and weather were NOT a factor in the accident, police say. Also, the investigation determined that none of the three victims were wearing their seat belts. At this time, State Police have filed no charges against Mr. Jose A. Ayber, Jr..