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Posted at 9:18 AM ET, 10/28/2010

Woman dies in crash near Springfield

By Erica Johnston

Authorities say the person killed in a car crash Wednesday night on I-95 in the Springfield area was a 20-year-old woman.

The Virginia State Police identified the woman as Breauna Woolen of Woodbridge. Officials earlier gave an incorrect age for Woolen.

Officials say she was thrown from the vehicle when the car hit a jersey barrier, and she died on the scene.

Authorities say the driver was the girl's mother, who was identified as Ashante Townes, 37, of Woodbridge. She was injured in the crash, but her injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

Update, 12:07 a.m.:

Authorities say the person who was killed in a car crash Wednesday night on I-95 in the Springfield area was a 10-year-old girl.

The Virginia State Police identified the girl as Breauna Woolen, of Woodbridge. Oficials say she was thrown from the vehicle when the car hit a jersey barrier, and she died on the scene.

Authorities say the driver was the girl's father mother, who was identified as Ashante Townes, 37, of Woodbridge. He She was injured in the crash, but his her injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

Earlier:

One person was killed and another was injured when a vehicle rolled over and crashed on I-95 in the Springfield area Wednesday night, causing the closure of several lanes of northbound traffic, Virginia State police said.

State troopers were called to the northbound lanes of the highway near the Newington exit 166 about 7 p.m. and found that an SUV had crashed against the left jersey barrier, said Corrine Geller, a spokeswoman for the state police. The passenger in the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was taken to Inova Fairfax hospital with injuries not believed to be life threatening.

According to the preliminary police investigation, the driver lost control while travelling in the far right lane, then overturned across all four lanes of the road before the SUV came to a stop against the jersey barrier. Geller said it was not immediately clear what caused the driver to lose control.

Clarence Williams

By Erica Johnston  | October 28, 2010; 9:18 AM ET
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My condolences go out to this young woman's family. How very tragic. Did a quick google search and saw her fb page. She has a little baby boy and two other kids and my heart breaks for her children.

Posted by: eunicedelrosario | October 28, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

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