2017-12-06 / News

Driver dies in head-on collision on I-95

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Driver dies in head-on collision on I-95

A Chester man was killed in a head-on collision early Wednesday morning on Interstate 95 near Ruffin Mill Road. The accident, which caused a tractor-trailer to swerve and hit a Jersey wall, blocked traffic and led to backups for several hours.

Jailyn Richard Allred, 20, of Chester, was transported to Southside Regional Medical Center, where he later died. Police say Allred was driving a 2003 Saturn sedan in the wrong direction (driving north in the southbound lanes of I-95) and struck a Nissan Altima driven by a female motorist north of exit 52. In an attempt to avoid the collision, the driver of the tractor-trailer made an evasive maneuver and struck the Jersey wall and came to stop across the median, partially blocking the southbound and northbound lanes for several hours. Police responded to the scene at approximately 4:05 a.m.

The female driver was taken to Southside Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer suffered minor injuries, according to police.  

Alcohol is being considered a factor in the accident, according to police. The investigation is ongoing. 

Driver killed while fleeing police

County police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash that happened on Dec. 2 after the driver fled from police.

Officers were responding to a report of erratic driving on Willowwynde Road when they located the suspect’s vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver failed to stop, and led officers on a short pursuit before leaving the road and hitting a tree. The crash occurred at 1:05 a.m. in the 14300 block of Ramblewood Road.

The driver, Linda S. Hurt, 66, of the 13700 block of Willowynde Court, was transported to an area hospital, where she died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

Motorcyclist dies in crash

County police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway and Station Road on Nov. 27.

At about 2:30 p.m., a motorcycle driven by Javon Woodson, 35, was traveling north on Jefferson Davis Highway when it struck the back of a tractor trailer. The tractor trailer was turning left from the southbound lanes of Jefferson Davis Highway onto Station Road.

Woodson, of the 5600 block of Handel Court, was transported to an area hospital, where he died of his injuries.

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