FAIRFAX, Va. – Two women died after their car veered off of Interstate 66 in Fairfax County and struck a tree. Virginia State Police said that the two women died at the scene early Friday morning near the Fairfax County Parkway. The fatalities were passengers in the vehicle.
Police identified the driver as 53-year-old Clarence Waller of Chester, Pa., who also suffered minor injuries and is currently being treated at a nearby hospital.
State Troopers confirmed that the two women who died on the scene were: Waller’s wife, 53-year-old identified as Shyrel Scott-Waller and his sister, 54-year-old Juanita Ann Waller of Lanham Md.
Another accident claimed the lives of two women early Friday at Fairfax County when the car they were riding in ran off of Interstate 66 and struck a tree. The victims were the wife of the operator and her sister-inlaw from Lanham Md.
State police believed that the cause of the crash appeared to be driver fatigue; however, charges could potentially be filed against the driver — Clarence R. Waller, 53, of Chester, Penn.
According to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller the fatal crash occurred around 6 o’clock in the morning as the vehicle was traveling westward on I-66 near the ramp to Route 286.
The women killed in the crash were identified as Mr. Waller’s wife, Shyrel Scott-Waller, 53, of Chester, Penn., and his sister, Juanita Ann Waller, 54, of Lanham. Both women died at the scene. Mr. Waller suffered minor injuries and was taken to Fairfax Inova Hospital.
Police said that alcohol was not considered as a factor causing the mishap. Investigators were still looking into the role that fatigue might have played in the fatal crash. Authorities did not state if fatalities and the driver were wearing seat belts when the vehicle crashed.
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