Chesterfield man killed in I-95 crash was standing in shoulder next to disabled vehicle

Chesterfield man killed in I-95 crash was standing in shoulder next to disabled vehicle
The deadly crash happened around 5:18 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the interstate near mile marker 61 - near West Hundred Road. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia State Police say one man is dead after a car crashed into him while he was standing in the shoulder next to his disabled vehicle.

According to police, the crash happened after a vehicle traveling north on Interstate 95 lost a tire. The tire crossed into the southbound lanes and hit a Toyota.

The driver of the Toyota, Silerio Santos-Cesario, 58, of North Chesterfield, stopped in the left southbound travel lane and exited his vehicle.

While Santons-Cesario was standing in the shoulder, a Nissan Sentra that was traveling south on I-95 crashed into his vehicle, which pushed the car into him.

Santos-Cesario died at the scene. A woman who was in the car with him was taken to Chippenham Hospital for serious injuries.

The driver of the Nissan, an 18-year-old man from Mineral, Va., was transported to Chippenham Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The crash happened around 5:18 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the interstate near mile marker 61 - near West Hundred Road. The crash caused back-ups throughout the morning commute.

TRAFFIC ALERT: All southbound lanes closed near West Hundred Road.

All southbound lanes on I-95are closed near West Hundred Road in Chesterfield are closed due to a vehicle accident. Traffic is being diverted off at Exit 61.

Posted by NBC12 on Monday, August 31, 2020

The driver of the original vehicle that lost the tire was able to maintain control of the vehicle and pull off onto the shoulder without incident.

Police say no charges will be filed in the crash.

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