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Job J. Diaz-Lemus was driving a passenger van on I-95 south

by Tripp LainoStaff Writer

A Gaithersburg man has been charged with reckless driving for a crash that killed one man and injured two others on I-95 south in Virginia this morning.

Job J. Diaz-Lemus, 29, was driving a 2006 Ford E350 Econoline van carrying nine passengers that police say hit the guardrail and overturned twice before coming to a stop on its side at 4:31 a.m. today, according to a press release from Virginia State Police.

The van is owned by Selective Demolition and Hauling in Gaithersburg, and was traveling to Richmond, Va., at the time of the crash, according to police.

A woman who answered the phone at Selective Demolition and Hauling said the company had no comment on the crash.

The man who was killed and the two who were injured were all thrown from the vehicle. Police have not released the names of the victims.

The two injured men were taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital for treatment, the release states. A call to Virginia State Police was not immediately returned.

Five other passengers, as well as Diaz-Lemus were taken to Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge, Va., for treatment.

The ninth passenger was uninjured and refused treatment.

Diaz-Lemus was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. The trooper investigating the crash said the van was traveling too fast in heavy rainfall, according to the press release.

tlaino@gazette.net