Police ID man killed in 295 crash

Posted at 1:12 PM, Oct 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-17 08:56:44-04

295 crash

UPDATE: Police have identified the driver as Richard A. Arsenault Jr., 48, of Seeman Road in Virginia Beach.

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – State police are investigating a fatal wreck that closed all lanes of I-295 north in eastern Henrico County Wednesday afternoon.

Virginia State Police responded to the single-occupant, fatal crash around 12:45 p.m. at mm 28 near the exit for I-64 east. All lanes reopened about 2:50 p.m.

Sgt. Thomas Molnar said that the crash occurred after the driver of a GMC Envoy attempted to change lanes and lost control of his vehicle.  The vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and struck the guardrail.

The adult male driver, who was not wearing his safety belt, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.