Driver who died in N.News tractor trailer accident identified


by 13News

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 6 at 1:39 AM

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NEWPORT NEWS - The driver, who died on Friday in a three-vehicle accident on I-64 near Lee Hall, has been identified.

Police say Jar Rasmichael Morse, 27, of the 300 block of Bridgewater Drive in Newport News, was traveling westbound when he was struck by a tractor trailer. The medical examiner had to use dental records to make the identification.

The accident and fire closed I-64 West near Lee Hall in Newport News for about six hours early Friday morning.

Investigators say Anesha Daniel lost control of her car around 5:00 a.m. It went off the road and struck the guardrail, coming to a stop in the right lane and shoulder area.

She got out of her car and tried to wave traffic down for help and that's when a tractor trailer struck her car and lost control as well, said Sgt. Michelle Anaya with Va. State Police.

The rig struck a second car driven by Morse and both vehicles burst into flames.

Sgt. Anaya said the road reopened at 11:00 a.m. following cleanup of a "significant amount of diesel fuel spilled, creating a hazmat situation."

Anaya says it's unclear whether the incident was related to the wet roads.

Daniel was charged with reckless driving.