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New Kent man killed walking across Interstate 95

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Posted at 10:03 AM, Jan 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-06 12:02:02-05

SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Police identified the man killed crossing Interstate 95 in Springfield as Jeremy D. Collins, 36, of Providence Forge, according to Virginia State Police.

“A 2012 Toyota Corolla was traveling south on I-95 in the left lane when it encountered a pedestrian – wearing dark, non-reflective clothing – walking across the travel lane. Despite the driver’s attempts, he could not stop the Toyota in time and, due to traffic, was not able to change lanes. The pedestrian was struck and died at the scene,” a Virginia State Police spokesman said. “The driver of the Corolla, a 21-year-old Fredericksburg, Va., man was transported to Fairfax Inova Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He will not be charged.”

The crash happened at 8:29 p.m. Monday.

Police said Collins did not have ID on him when he was killed. Anyone with additional information about Collins can submit a news tip here.