Two vehicle passengers were declared deceased at the scene. Two additional vehicle occupants, to include the driver, were transported to a local hospital, both with serious injuries.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the occupants of the vehicle had attended an underage drinking party in area.
Both officers were transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The subject driver of the initial traffic stop, John B. St. Pierre, 44, of Vienna, was charged with DWI. Escobari, 23, of Sterling, was also charged with DWI. Neither arrestee required medical attention.
The crash occurred at approximately 4:21 a.m. this morning on I-264 eastbound at Rosemont Road in Virginia Beach. Investigation reveals that the Trooper was in the safety work zone when he was struck in the rear by a 2005 Subaru station wagon.
The driver of the Suburban, Kenneth L. Barber, 60, of Crozet, was later taken to Middle River Regional Jail and charged with two counts of DUI manslaughter
Bijan Bello, 23, of Woodbridge was arrested on charges of DUID, possession of schedule I,II narcotics, grand larceny, eluding, destruction of property, and numerous traffic offenses. Bello was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.
The passenger of the 1986 GMC pickup Jessica B. Bowling, 20, of Crewe, Va., died at the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt. The driver of the pickup, Ryan B. Spangler, 22, of Midlothian, Va., was not injured in the crash; he was not wearing a seatbelt. Spangler was charged with DUI.
Six state police and highway patrol agencies this weekend will once again engage in Operation Border to Border, a coordinated traffic safety enforcement initiative targeting approximately 791 miles of U.S. Route 15, which originates in Waterboro, S.C., and ends in Corning, N.Y. The corridor is a heavily-traveled thoroughfare for summer vacationers and for those attempting to avoid congested interstates serving all six states.