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Three dead in Stafford I-95 crash

A married couple in their 70s from Stafford County and their 47-year-old daughter-in-law were killed early Friday when the minivan they were riding in struck another vehicle and veered out of control on Interstate 95 near Garrisonville, Virginia State Police said.

Melvin L. Miller, 73; his wife, Marilyn H. Miller, 70; and daughter-in-law Tina M. Miller, 47, all of the 200 block of Oak Grove Lane in Stafford, were traveling south in a Dodge Caravan when the vehicle struck a southbound Chevrolet Impala from behind at 6:17 a.m., police said.

The Impala, whose 29-year-old driver was not injured, struck a guardrail after the collision, police said.

The Caravan veered off the highway, rolled over, struck a tree and came to rest on its roof, according to police.

Melvin Miller, who was driving; his wife, who was in the front seat; and their daughter-in-law, a passenger in the rear seat, were wearing seatbelts, police said. Police said alcohol was not a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

-- Paul Duggan

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 27, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
Categories:  Paul Duggan , Stafford , Traffic Accidents  
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When will the senseless slaughter on our highways end? Every year tens of thousands die in car accidents and we just accept it. Too many people are dying.

Posted by: detroitred28 | August 27, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

With the way people drive in this area it's no wonder that so many die. It's getting scarier and scarier to get on the roads anymore.

Posted by: mbrumble | August 27, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Thin the herd

Posted by: FM13 | August 27, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

FM13 don't be such an A**, These people were someones family members and will be missed greatly! Accidents happen and unfortunately this one took 3 loved ones lives. Tomorrow it could be your loved ones.

Posted by: afamilymember | August 27, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

That was my family members that were tragically killed in that ACCIDENT this morning. How can you people talk so much crap about people you don't know. I bet you didn't know that they were on their way to visit a sick family member. They were the nicest people you could meet and will be GREATLY missed.

R.I.P Uncle Melvin and Aunt Marilyn I LOVE YOU and you will be missed by everyone!!!

Posted by: Kansas7897 | August 27, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

this is my uncle and aunt and they would have gave there last dollar for anyone and for people to talk crap about them when you didn't know them is wrong, they were alway's there for everyone, and it was an unfortunate accident, And they will be missed dearly.

Posted by: klassic50scars | August 28, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

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