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Durham family involved in wreck in Va.

Posted July 29, 2010

Two members of a Durham family were killed and two others injured Thursday morning in a wreck on Interstate 95 in Virginia, according to state police there.

Police said the driver, Teresa E. Bridges, 51, ran off the left side of the interstate, over-corrected and hit a tree. Her injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

The front seat passenger, Spencer D. Bridges, 52, suffered life-threatening injuries. The two passengers in the back seat – 75-year-old Joe L. Thomas and 45-year-old Garry W. Estes – died of their injuries at a hospital.

Virginia police said the family was traveling from Durham to Washington, D.C., for a college graduation at the time of the crash.


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  • Tax Man Jul 30, 2010

    Just sad - praying for the families.

  • Scubagirl Jul 30, 2010

    seat belts in the back seat!!! Might have helped if not wearing them contributed to this. RIP and prayers to the families.