Manassas woman dies in I-77 crash

Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal one-vehicle crash that occurred on Interstate 77 southbound in Carroll County on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023 at 8:32 p.m.

A 2004 Acura MDX, driven by Thomas P. Southard, 67, of Manassas, Va., went off the left side of the interstate and hit an embankment at the three-mile marker.   The vehicle also overturned.  Southard suffered minor injuries.

A passenger, Pamela J. Stewart, 69, of Manassas, Va., was ejected.  Stewart died later at the hospital.  She was not wearing a seat belt.

Southard was wearing a seat belt.

Southard has been charged with failure to maintain control.