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UPDATE: 3 people killed in New Kent crash

Posted at 3:29 PM, Apr 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-09 10:38:59-04

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NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – State Police identified the three men killed when a tractor-trailer and Toyota collided at the intersection of Route 155 and Kentland Trail in New Kent County Tuesday afternoon.

The deceased were identified as:

  • Julio C. Gonzalez-Hernandez, 61, 9000 block Suburban Village Lane, North Chesterfield, Va.
  • Javier D. Ferrer, 25, 6000 block Amster Road, North Chesterfield, Va.
  • Jose A. Lopez-Velasquez, 26, 3000 block Walmsley Blvd., North Chesterfield Va.

The driver of the Toyota, identified as 65-year-old Saul A. Gonzalez-Hernandez, of North Chesterfield, survived the crash and was charged with reckless driving.

“The driver of a Toyota was attempting to cross over Route 155 from Kentland Trail and failed to yield the right of way to the driver of a tractor-trailer,” Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Molnar said. “At the time of the crash, the driver of the tractor trailer was traveling south on Route 155 and was unable to avoid striking the Toyota.”

Alcohol and speed were not considered factors in the crash.