Virginia State Police say a 19-year-old woman was drunk when she struck and killed a pedestrian on the shoulder of Interstate 95 in Springfield.
Carol Rood-Johnson of Woodbridge has been charged with driving under the influence, and police say additional charges are pending.
Virginia State Police Sgt. Jeremy Kaplan says 62-year-old D.C. resident Clarence Alston had pulled onto the shoulder shortly after midnight and was standing next to the vehicle with his hazard lights on when he was struck.
The SUV was later found in Maryland later Saturday morning, and the northbound lanes were closed for several hours.
The state medical examiner’s office is working to identify the victim.
Quana S. Poole, 22, of Springfield was identified Monday as the woman who died after a two-vehicle collision on Saturday at Ninth and Monroe streets.
Also Monday, the other driver, Alex. L. Robertson, 26, of Waverly, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence. His bond was set at $250,000.
Poole was pronounced dead at 10:42 a.m. Sunday at Memorial Medical Center, according to the Sangamon County coroner’s office. The crash happened shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday.
An autopsy is scheduled for today.
Police said Robertson, driving a white van, ran a red light while driving east on Monroe. The van collided with a northbound blue van driven by Poole. There were no passengers in either vehicle, police said.
Drunk driving is suspected to have played a role in at least four out of five area traffic crashes involving motorcycles this weekend. Two of those crashes resulted in fatalities.
A 25-year-old man from Carlisle was killed Saturday night when he drove his motorcycle off the right side of Greenbush Road in Preble County and hit a utility pole.
The crash occurred at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday just east of Gratis-Jacksonburg Road.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. David Robison said Derrick Hamilton was wearing sunglasses while riding in the dark and was believed to be intoxicated at the time of the crash. He was not wearing a helmet and an initial coroner’s report indicates that his spinal cord was severed in the crash.