STAFFORD, Va. - The mother of a man involved in a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 95 in Stafford County believes her son was targeted and was a victim of a hate crime.
Details about this incident spread like wildfire after Nsenga Jones posted on Facebook that her son's car was rammed by a pickup truck flying a Confederate flag. The crash sent Jones’ son’s car into a guardrail and then a ditch.
Jones said the incident was unprovoked and she wrote, “These bastards tried to kill my son." Her passionate Facebook post received more than 2,000 shares with many people commenting that this was not the first time a crash like this has happened.
"I don't care what race you are – any mother wants to protect their child when something like that comes across and you want to protect them when they are in an accident,” said Jones. “So imagine when you find out the accident was done to your child on purpose."
Virginia State Police confirmed to FOX 5 that the hit-and-run incident happened on northbound I-95 at mile marker 138 at around 3 a.m. Friday. Jones’ son Onaje Bullen was driving from Norfolk, Virginia, where he attends school, to Maryland for a funeral.
Police said they alerted authorities further up the interstate about the hit-and-run, but the vehicle was never found.
Police would not confirm if a Confederate flag was on the striking truck.
The Stafford County Sheriff's Office said it saw the post on Facebook and proactively launched their own preliminary investigation. However, officials said they have no records of any other cases involving a gray truck with a Confederate flag.
Because this happened on I-95, Virginia State Police are handling this specific case.