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Northampton County trucker charged in deadly Va. crash

James Nagy of Bangor started a chain reaction crash that left 2 dead, police say.

KESWICK, Va. - A Northampton County trucker faces a reckless driving charge following a pileup in Virginia that killed two people and injured two others on Wednesday.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said a flatbed tractor-trailer driven by 50-year-old James J. Nagy of Bangor rear-ended a sport-utility vehicle on Interstate 64 in Albemarle County.

The impact set off a chain-reaction crash involving a total of five vehicles, including a car that caught fire.

The accident occurred around 11 a.m. in the westbound lanes near Keswick. and police said traffic had slowed because of an earlier accident.

The SUV hit by the Nagy's 18-wheeler was pushed into a Lincoln Town Car.

The car's driver, 70-year-old Vicki L. Shields of Palmyra, Va., died at the scene after the car caught fire.

A male backseat passenger in a second SUV died at the hospital after being ejected from the vehicle. His name hasn't been released.

Nagy wasn't injured.

The westbound lanes of the highway was closed for nearly four hours.

Police said additional charges are pending against Nagy, pending the ongoing investigation.

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