Thursday, September 28, 2023

Crash kills Williamsburg woman, baby

The Virginia State Police are investigating a crash in Henrico County that killed a Williamsburg woman and her passenger, an infant, Sunday.

Police identified the woman as Erica K. Dixon. They did not identify the infant or say whether the two were related.

Dixon was 31 years old.

Police said troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 295 at the 25 mile marker at around 5:24 p.m. Sunday.

A 2008 Acura TL was traveling north on I-295 when it ran off the left side of the road, crossed the median into oncoming traffic and struck a 2013 Honda CR-V, police said.

Dixon, who was wearing a seatbelt, was the driver of the Acura.

She died at the scene.

An infant passenger was taken to VCU Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries. He was in a child safety seat, police said.

Further information about the crash was not immediately released.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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