WOODBRIDGE — A Woodbridge man was killed Wednesday as he worked on his car on the shoulder of southbound Interstate 95 around 4:23 p.m., said State Police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell.
Adrian Avila-Vazquez, 24, was working under the hood of his disabled 1990 Honda, south of the exit to Va. 123 when his car was struck from behind by a 1990 Ford Thunderbird, Caldwell said.
Witnesses told Virginia State Police Trooper S.A. Colewell that they had seen the Thunderbird swerving in traffic and passing on the left shoulder of the highway at a “high rate of speed,” Caldwell said.
The impact of the collision threw Avila-Vazquez over the guard rail that separates the HOV and regular traffic lanes, Caldwell said.
“All [oncoming] cars were able to avoid hitting him,” Caldwell said.
Avila-Vazquez was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he died from his injuries later in the evening, Caldwell said.
Duncan Campbell, 55, the driver of the Thunderbird, was charged with driving under the influence and additional charges are pending, Caldwell said.
The accident shut down southbound I-95 for more than an hour, Caldell said.
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