CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police said a North Carolina man was killed and three other people were injured in a wreck involving a minivan on I-95 south in Caroline County near the Ladysmith Road exit Wednesday afternoon.
Sgt. Steve Vick, a spokesperson for state police, said the wreck happened at 11:25 a.m. after a Mercury Villager’s rear tire blew out. When that happened, officials said the minivan ran off the road, flipped twice and landed on its side.
Vick said one of the passengers who was not wearing a seat left was ejected from the vehicle.
Vick said the front seat passenger, 75-year-old Lloyd A. Cardoza, of Concord, North Carolina, died at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt.
Sixty-eight-year-old Silvany Cardoza of Concord, who was the driver of the minivan and also wearing a seat belt, was transported to Mary Washington Hospital with serious injuries. Additionally, two other passengers were taken to Mary Washington with serious injuries.
The crash which remains under investigation.
VDOT reported the wreck closed the interstate’s left lane and left shoulder. As of 12:15, traffic was backed more than two miles.
Additionally, a disabled vehicle backed up traffic for more than three miles on I-95 south not far from the Route 30 exit for Doswell. That interstate’s right lane and shoulder were closed, which created a more than three-mile backup.