2 dead following I-66 crash in Fauquier County

Virginia State Police are investigating a deadly crash in Fauquier County that closed all eastbound lanes on Interstate 66 Thursday night.

It happened around 8:30 p.m., east of the Warren County line in Linden, near the 16-mile marker.

Police said that a recreational vehicle traveling east on I-66 collided with a tractor-trailer. The force of the crash caused the RV to run off the highway, through the guardrail and down an embankment.

Two passengers in the RV, Lenisha T. Simon, 39, and Brenda M. Oyervides, 24, both of Houston, died at the scene. A third passenger, identified as a 23-year-old woman from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was flown to INOVA Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Four other RV passengers were taken to Warren Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

Police say none of the passengers in the RV were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

The driver of the RV, Ifreke E. Inyang, 25, of Houston, has minor injuries and was taken to Warren Memorial Hospital for treatment. Police said Inyang was wearing a seatbelt.

According to a news release, Inyang has been charged with reckless driving and for driving without a valid operator’s license.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to the Heathcote Health Center with minor injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt, police said.

The WTOP Traffic Center reported all eastbound lanes of I-66 were reopened to traffic shortly after 4 a.m. Friday.

A map of the area is below.

Veronica Canales

Veronica Canales is an Associate Producer and Weekend Overnight Producer at WTOP.

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