Mechanicsville woman charged after hitting car parked on Interstate

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On July 18, 2018 (Wednesday) at approximately 11:10 p.m., the Virginia State Police responded to a two vehicle crash at southbound I-95, 1 mile north of Hermitage.

The Trooper’s preliminary investigation is that a 2013 Toyota Sienna driven by Yanira E. Melendez, 20, of Wrightstown, NJ was on the shoulder due to a tire needing to be changed. A 2013 Hyundai Sonata driven by Samantha R. Oyer, 22, of Mechanicsville, VA., ran off road right striking the Toyota Sienna.




Melendez did not sustain injuries, but two other passengers located in her vehicle were transported for treatment of serious injuries. Oyer was not wearing her seat belt and was transported for treatment of serious injuries.

Oyer was charged with Reckless driving.

The crash remains under investigation




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