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Pedestrian struck by vehicle, killed while walking in I-95 travel lane
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Pedestrian struck by vehicle, killed while walking in I-95 travel lane

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Two pedestrians—a Spotsylvania County woman and a man from Quebec—died in separate incidents this week in Stafford County.

On Wednesday night, an 83-year-old Canadian was killed when he was struck by a car while walking in the travel lanes on Interstate 95 in Stafford County, police said.

Virginia State Police Sgt. Brent Coffey said the incident occurred at 10:48 p.m. at the Centreport Parkway exit. The driver of a southbound 2015 Kia Sorento was unable to avoid hitting the man, who was in the roadway.

The victim has been identified as Yvan Jubinville of Maskinonge, Quebec. His body was taken to the medical examiner’s office in Manassas for an autopsy.

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The Kia driver, a 54-year-old Stafford woman, was not injured in the crash, Coffey said. She was wearing a seat belt.

It remains unclear why the victim was in the roadway or in the area.

On Friday, a 66-year-old pedestrian was killed when a motorist backed into her in a parking lot and pinned her against a parked vehicle, police said.

The incident took place at 11:16 a.m. in the parking lot of a beauty salon at 4 Harrell Road in southern Stafford, Sheriff’s Maj. Shawn Kimmitz said.

The victim was identified as Hazel Cobb of Spotsylvania. She died as the result of injuries sustained in the incident.

The driver, an 89-year-old Stafford woman, was in a Hyundai Elantra, Kimmitz said. The Sheriff’s Office’s Traffic Safety Unit is investigating the incident.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404

kepps@freelancestar.com

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