PETERSBURG, Va. – Police identified two people who died in a head-on collision involving three vehicles on Route 460 in Petersburg on Saturday morning.
Police say Christi Noelle Jarratt, 42 of Dinwiddie, died at the scene.
Kaitlyn Jarratt, 25, also from Dinwiddie, died from the accident.
Family members tell CBS 6 News that Kaitlyn was several months pregnant and has a nearly two-year-old son.
“We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of both victims,” the Petersburg police said in a statement.
Police say at least six other people were injured in the accident.
“It is probably one of the most horrible scenes I have seen in my 30 years of being in the police,” said Petersburg Police Captain Emmanuel Chambliss.
Minutes before the accident, Prince George’s County police said one of his officers registered a burgundy SUV at 115 mph in a 70 mph zone along Interstate 295.
Before the officer could reach the Jeep, the driver exited onto County Drive.
Tammie Miles, who lives nearby, was shocked by what she heard.
“Our hearts just sank because we thought that if it was an accident someone had to have been hurt,” said Miles. “Someone passed away and … it wasn’t worth taking someone’s life.”
Chambliss said a preliminary investigation shows that “the vehicle traveled into oncoming traffic and hit multiple vehicles.”
Cell phone video taken from the scene showed a detained person.
Petersburg police are investigating the accident with the assistance of the Virginia State Police.
Authorities said the charges are pending in Petersburg and Prince George’s County.
Petersburg police ask anyone who has seen the suspected vehicle before the accident, or witnessed the accident, contact Petersburg / Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.
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