Interstate accident kills one, seven others injured

From NBC12 News

CHESTERFIELD, VA (NBC12) - State Police say drowsy driving was the cause of a two vehicle accident that killed one person and sent seven others to the hospital.

It happened around 6:20 Saturday morning on I-95 near the Chippenham Parkway exit.

Police say 51-year-old Carl M. Rose of Wilmington, NC was driving a mini-van with seven other occupants south on I-95 when he fell asleep and swerved off the road.

After hitting a guardrail, police say Rose then swereved back into traffic and collided with an SUV.

All eight occupants of the mini-van were taken to the hospital.

A one-year-old child and two others were taken to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Five more, including two children, were taken to Chippenham Hospital for treatment of various other injuries.

The accident did claim the life of one passenger.

Police say 52-year-old Valarie Robinson of New York died later at the hospital.

Two people inside the SUV were unharmed.

Rose is facing reckless driving charges but police say more charges are pending a full investigation.

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