Authorities say two men from Durham suffered fatal personal injuries in an automobile accident on Interstate 95 north of Richmond, Virginia.
According to authorities, a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero was northbound on I-95 near Route 30 at approximately 7 a.m. when the driver, 51-year-old Teresa E. Bridges, ran off the road to the left, over-corrected, and collided with a tree.
The vehicle’s two back-seat passengers died in the accident. They were identified by authorities as 75-year-old Joe L. Thomas and 45-year-old Garry W. Estes. Thomas was not wearing his seat belt, but Estes was.
Bridges, who was not wearing her seat belt, sustained serious injuries, but her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. She received transport to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond.
A front seat passenger, 52-year-old Spencer D. Bridges, who was wearing his seat belt, sustained serious injuries that were considered to be life-threatening and also received transport to VCU Medical.
The family was on their way from Durham to Washington, D.C. to attend a college graduation, authorities said.
Driver fatigue was considered a factor in the accident and Teresa Bridges was charged with reckless driving.