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Chesterfield man dies in early morning New Kent crash

Posted at 3:38 PM, Jul 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-19 19:53:45-04

NEW KENT, Va. -- Rodney "RJ" Flesher, Jr. , 21,  of Chesterfield, was pronounced dead at the scene of an early morning crash in New Kent County.

Flesher attended L.C. Bird High School, according to friends of the family.

Virginia State Police responded to a single car accident on Old Church Rd, a half mile east of Old River Rd, around  6:30 Saturday morning.

Flesher's 1998 Mustang ran off the road and struck a tree, according to police.

Police said speed was a factor, however the exact cause of the crash remains under investigation.