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Police ID driver killed; search for hit-and-run suspect

Posted at 8:26 AM, Dec 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-04 18:23:38-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Authorities have released the name of the driver killed in a hit-and-run wreck in Richmond early Sunday morning.

Police said two cars collided at the intersection of Jeff Davis Highway and Terminal Avenue sometime around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, according to police.

The force of the collision caused a white sedan to burst into flames before it hit a nearby utility pole.

The driver of that sedan, Kevin Wilson of the 3600 block of Brandywine Drive in Hopewell, was trapped in the vehicle and died at the scene.

The driver of the second vehicle got out of the car and ran, police said.

Police said a witness tried to save Wilson, but was kept back by the intense heat. The man told investigators he believed the victim was unconscious in the driver’s seat.

Officials said several witnesses have been interviewed, but that additional people may have witnessed the wreck.

Jeff Davis Highway was closed between the 2500 and 2900 blocks while Richmond Police investigated.

If you have any information you could help investigators, call Crash Team Sergeant Berkley Eikenrenkoetter or contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

This is a developing story. Watch CBS 6 News at 11 p.m. for an update.  Submit a news tip here.