Man charged in Prince George crash that killed 7-year-old

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A Maryland man is facing charges in connection to a car crash that killed his 7-year-old son on I-95 in Prince George County.

Jeffery Higgs faces aggravated involuntary manslaughter, DWI, and child abuse charges, according to court records.

State Police responded to the accident on I-95 North, near mile marker 39 in November of 2013. They say the Higgs, 28,  ran off the roadway, overcorrected and caused the vehicle to run off the road before striking several trees. 

Higgs was flown to VCU Medical center with serious non-life threatening injuries. His 3-year-old daughter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. His son, Tyli D Ajuan Higgs died at the scene.

A trial for Higgs has been set for May 29, 2014.

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Fairfield Exit 24 To Close Temporarily For Accident Reconstruction

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fairfield police will be closing Exit 24 on southbound I-95 for a short time after 8 p.m. Wednesday as accident investigators re-create the six-car accident that sent four to the hospital last week.

The police will also be closing Chambers Street between Kings Highway East and Johnson Drive during that time. 

Police will be trying to determine how fast the car was traveling after it drove down the exit ramp, striking five other cars and finally settling next to the Red Box in front of the Cumberland Farms store. 

A video of the crash can be scene on the Fairfield Police Department’s Facebook page.

Fairfield police charged Rosa Blanca Chavarria-Medina in the speeding six-car pileup at Cumberland Farms. She was also being held on a detainer order from the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Chavarria-Medina, 31, was driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.3, three time the legal limit, when the crash occurred off Exit 24 for Interstate 95.

She was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, failure to obey a stop sign, failure to grant half of the highway, reckless driving and first-degree reckless endangerment.

According to police reports, she had been driving a 1998 black Nissan Maxima south on Interstate 95 and took Exit 24 for Chambers Street. Her car sped south off the exit ramp, careened through the parking lot and came to rest at the Cumberland Farms building after striking five other vehicles, Fairfield police said.

Four people, including Chavarria-Medina and an 18-month-old child, were sent to the hospital after the crash.

Mult-car crash on I-95 near 45th Street

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Woman, 27, Killed in Crash on I-95 in Fairfield

A 27-year-old woman was killed on Interstate 95 in Fairfield Sunday morning when her car smashed into a tractor trailer and burst into flames.

The woman was identified as Yvonne Sokol, of Bridgeport. 

State Police are investigating the accident, including reports that she may have been weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed before the crash, according to a report on myfoxny.com.

The crash happened at about 6:30 a.m. on March 30, on I-95 northbound near the exit 22 rest area. When the Fairfield Fire Department arrived, Sokol’s vehicle was under a tractor trailer and it was on fire. She was trapped inside, according to an incident report from the fire department provided by Chief Richard Felner.

The fire was quickly extinguished and 24 firefighters worked together to extricate Sokol from the vehicle. She had no pulse when they pulled her from the wreck, the report states.

Fatal I-95 wreck in Fairfield under investigation

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police are trying to determine why a 27-year-old woman was weaving in and out of traffic at high speeds on Interstate 95 in Fairfield before she crashed into a tractor-trailer and died in a fiery wreck.

Troopers say Yvonne Sokol was driving erratically Sunday morning when her car struck the truck and burst into flames in the northbound lanes near Exit 22. Authorities say Sokol was trapped in her mangled car under the truck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

No one else was in her car, and the truck driver wasn’t hurt.

The accident caused major traffic backups on the highway for several hours.

Fairfield fire officials: Fiery accident on I-95 traps driver in car

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FAIRFIELD – Fairfield fire officials say a fiery accident on northbound I-95 today left a driver trapped in her car and stuck under a tractor-trailer.

Firefighters say the crash happened near exit 22 at around 6:30 a.m.

Officials say they were able to put the car’s blaze out quickly and rescue the driver.

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They say it took 24 emergency responders and a heavy-duty wrecker to extricate the woman, and lift the trailer off of her car.

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Massachusetts State Police: 2 people injured in 2-car crash on I-95 in Norwood

 
NORWOOD — Two people were injured in a two-car crash on Interstate 95 in Norwood on Sunday morning, according to Massachusetts State Police, who continue to investigate.

Police said troopers from the Foxboro barracks responded to an 8:08 a.m. report of a crash in the southbound lane of I-95, where a 2002 Ford Explorer crashed through a guardrail and traveled down an embankment.

Both occupants of the Explorer were removed by members of the Norwood Fire Department. The driver, a 44-year-old Milton woman, and a juvenile girl were taken to area hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injures, police said.

A 22-year-old Boston woman was driving the other vehicle involved in the crash, a 2013 Kia, but she was uninjured, police said.

Trooper Kevin Young is investigating the cause of the crash, which didn’t require any lane closures. However, the guardrail sustained damage and needs to be repaired, said Lt. Daniel G. Richard, a State Police spokesman at Framingham headquarters.

“We expect there will be some travel lane restrictions at sometime during the day (Sunday) while that repair is completed,” he said.

Guardrail damaged after two-car crash in Norwood

NORWOOD, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) — Two cars were involved in a crash on I-95 southbound in Norwood Sunday morning.

The crash happened at around 8 a.m. when a 2002 Ford Explorer crashed through the guardrail and drove down an embankment on the side of the highway. The driver, a 44-year-old woman from Milton, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Additionally, her juvenile passenger was taken to a local hospital, also with non-life threatening injuries.

The second car involved in the crash was a 2013 Kia. The driver of that car, a 22-year-old woman from Hyde Park, was not injured.

Although no travel lanes were closed at the time of the crash, workers were scheduled to repair the guardrail later on Sunday, which is expected to cause some lane closures.

The names of the drivers and passenger were not released. State police officers are investigating the crash.

Just In: Milton woman, child injured in I-95 crash in Norwood

A woman and a child were injured in a two-car collision in Norwood this morning that sent an SUV plowing through a guardrail off Interstate 95 south and down an embankment, state police said.

The occupants, a 44-year-old Milton woman and a female juvenile passenger, were taken to area hospitals after Norwood firefighters rescued them from the 2002 Ford Explorer. Police said their injuries are not life-threatening.

The second vehicle involved in the crash shortly before 8:10 a.m. was a 2013 Kia driven by a 22-year-old woman from Hyde Park. She was not injured, police said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by Trooper Kevin Young from the state police barracks in Foxboro. No charges have been filed.

 

 

Just In: Millton woman, child injured in I-95 crash in Norwood

A woman and a child were injured in a two-car collision in Norwood this morning that sent an SUV plowing through a guardrail off Interstate 95 south and down an embankment, state police said.

The occupants, a 44-year-old Milton woman and a female juvenile passenger, were taken to area hospitals after Norwood firefighters rescued them from the 2002 Ford Explorer. Police said their injuries are not life-threatening.

The second vehicle involved in the crash shortly before 8:10 a.m. was a 2013 Kia driven by a 22-year-old woman from Hyde Park. She was not injured, police said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by Trooper Kevin Young from the state police barracks in Foxboro. No charges have been filed.