Crash Involving Alcohol Results in Death of 3 Children

Three children are dead as a result of a crash that took place on Interstate 95 on July 3rd. Virginia state police reported to the scene shortly after the accident between a 2013 Honda CRV and a 2016 Dodge Ram. The initial crash happened as the Dodge Ram hit the Honda from behind and caused the Honda to propel into the nearby guardrail. The Honda spun out of control, the Dodge Ram also lost control and overturned on the median.

The Honda driver, Shaketa Squire, experienced minor injuries, but it was two of her daughters and her niece that died because of the accident. There’s a new report on the physical state of the Dodge Ram driver only that alcohol and high speeds are suspected factors of the crash.

All three victims were from Emporia, and the Crash happened near mile marker 6th on Interstate 95 in Greensville County. The victims were ages 10, 9, and 12. The 12-year-old, Saraia Squire later passed away at VCU Medical Center as a result of her injuries sustained during the crash. The other two victims, Azaraia Williams and Aaliyah Ramsey, were declared as passed at the crash scene.

Surprisingly, the two-year-old daughter of Williams was able to free herself from the car seat and live through the crash. Squire explained to local news reporters that she had lost consciousness during the crash, and when she came around, she heard her two-year-old crying for her from the side of the freeway.

Both mothers are evidently devastated with their loss, and Virginia State Police are pursuing a criminal investigation. The investigation is open, but there are pending charges against Travis vigil the 49-year-old driver of the Dodge Ram. If you’re involved in a wreck, contact our Virginia car accident attorney today.

Source: https://www.alcohol.org/dui/

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