UPDATED: Virginia Man Dies Days After...

UPDATED: Virginia Man Dies Days After High-Velocity Crash on NC Interstate 85

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#1 Aug 16, 2010
Virginia Man Dies Days After High-Velocity Crash on NC Interstate 85
Christopher Wiggins (King George, VA) & Reports
Aug. 16, 2010
(Greensboro, NC) & (King George, VA)-- A young man from Virginia is dead after suffering from multi-system-trauma caused from a head-on collision on Interstate 85 near U.S. 421 a police spokesman said Thursday. Christopher Lee Witherspoon, 33 was driving northbound on I-85 around 8 in the morning when he lost control of his vehicle, and according to police veered into the right guard rail, the careened across all lanes of traffic in his direction and back into a guardrail on the left of the interstate before crossing into the southbound lanes and striking another vehicle. Police said the driver of the second vehicle and Witherspoon were taken to Cone Hospital, where Kelly Vanwyhe, 24, who is from Fayetteville, NC, was treated and released. Meanwhile, Witherspoon was listed as serious and was upgraded to critical rapidly, a hospital representative said. Witherspoon succumbed to his injuries despite all medical intervention that was rendered.
Witherspoon's maternal home is in to King George, Va. Witherspoon, according to residents in the area who were shocked at the events of the last three days.Witherspoon hails from Richmond, Va according to a press release. Witherspoon's mother, Christine Joseph received a telephone call from Witherspoon's girlfriend after the accident and friends and family report she is not doing well after the loss of her son. According to witnesses, Witherspoon's mother received the call at her place of business, the military store "BX" at Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare Base. Witherspoon flew to North Carolina, immediately, however, she has returned to Virginia to grieve. According to multiple sources, arrangements have been made -- as per Witherspoon's wishes articulated prior to his death; however specifics are not available at this moment.
Updated 5:55pm Aug 16 2010
**Correction: Christine Joseph works on the Naval Base in King George, VA (Dahlgren) and lives near Richmond, Va, about one hour south. Coworkers reported that Joseph returned to work today at the military retail facility BX/PX. Another update will be posted by 7pm.**
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Good getting it out, sad. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-death-w...

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