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2 injured, horse dies in 95 crash

Mark Berman

4:40 P.M. UPDATE:

Two people were hurt and a horse was killed in the Tuesday morning crash on Interstate 95 just south of Fredricksburg, according to Virginia State Police.The accident caused closures of some southbound and northbound lanes for at least four hours.

The accident occurred when a northbound tractor-trailer rear-ended a box truck, police said, forcing the box truck to run off the right side of the road and overturn. The tractor-trailer ran across the median and struck a southbound pickup that was hauling a horse trailer, police said. Both the tractor-trailer and the pickup truck overturned.

Police said all of the people involved were transported to hospitals: the driver of the tractor-trailer, Richard J. Beam, 34, of Columbus, Ohio, and passenger, Nancy C. Servidio, 57, of Pennsylvania, with life-threatening injuries; the driver of the box truck, David D. Youmans, 56, of Virginia Beach, who was wearing a seat belt and has been treated and released; and the driver of the pickup, Todd S. Hill, 49, of Maquoketa, Iowa, who was also wearing a seat belt and has been treated and released.

Three horses were being transported, and two survivled, police said. Charges are pending.

10:15 A.M. UPDATE:

Traffic into Washington on the 14th Street Bridge remains slow due to congestion. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the backup on Interstate 395 extends about three miles.

10:10 A.M. UPDATE:

The south left shoulder and left lane remain blocked at the scene in Frederickbsurg. The accident reportedly involved a tractor-trailer, a horse trailer and a truck. One horse has been reported dead, but there are no injuries to people.

8:50 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident involving a tractor-trailer is going to wreak havoc on I-95 commuters just south of Fredericksburg. The accident is blocking the northbound lane of I-95 and the southbound left lane, center lane and left shoulder.

8:30 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident on I-395 South to the south of the 14th Street Bridge is blocking the right lane.

-- Traffic is still backed up on the Inner Loop heading to Braddock Road.
8:05 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The Inner Loop is still backed up en route to Braddock Road.

-- I-395 North is very backed up at the 14th Street Bridge.

7:35 A.M. UPDATE:

The Inner Loop lanes have reopened south of the Braddock Road exit, with the accident now just on the right shoulder. But there are still backups heading towards this spot.

7:10 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The Outer Loop lane has reopened in Prince George's County.

-- An accident on I-495 North/the Inner Loop to the south of Braddock Road is blocking the right center lane and right lane.

6:40 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident on the Outer Loop before U.S. 1 in Prince George's County is blocking one lane and one of the shoulders.

-- I-395 North is backed up from Duke Street on back to the Beltway.

6:15 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The I-270 North lane has reopened.


Good morning, commuters! This week's lovely weather continues today. Will the morning rush hour look just as nice? Check back here throughout the morning for updates on the latest headaches and issues impacting your trek. As always, let us know anything you see in the comments section below.

-- One lane of I-270 North is blocked at Falls Road by roadwork.

-- Just another reminder in case you didn't see this yesterday: The new traffic pattern on the 14th Street Bridge is in place. Four lanes will be open during peak travel times (like the morning rush), and only the far left lane should be blocked during the morning. The left exit lane, Exit 10C, to the Memorial Bridge will be open so that drivers can exit before they reach the work zone. After the exit, the lane will end and traffic will need to merge right.

By Mark Berman  | September 14, 2010; 4:45 PM ET
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Posted by: meganpuff15 | September 15, 2010 6:30 AM | Report abuse

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