Janet L. Chafin, 46, dies when her car strikes a sign post on I-81 in Bristol, Virginia

Modified Date: 
Wed, 11/19/2014 - 8:58am
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fatigue cited in I-81 fatal

Police report she was wearing her seatbelt. 
Janet L. Chafin, 46, of Bristol, Virginia, was the only occupant of a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier. At about 12:35 p.m. she was driving north on 1-81 near mile marker 1 when her car ran off the right side of the road and up an embankment, continuing behind the guardrail, and finally striking the post of a highway sign. She was transported to Bristol Regional Medical Center and later died. It is believed that driver fatigue was an issue in the accident. 
Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Janet L. Chafin
Interstate 81

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