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Dad killed on I-95 was driving to visit son in ICU: Crime Insider

Posted at 11:15 PM, Jul 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-14 09:31:37-04

RICHMOND, Va. – The man killed in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday night on Interstate 95 in Chesterfield was driving to VCU Medical Center to visit his son, Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett.

Herbert L. Ross, 56 of Richmond, was traveling north on Interstate 95 when his Kia was struck head-on by a Hyundai traveling the wrong way. Both the man driving the Hyundai and Ross were killed in the crash.

Ross was on I-95 that night to visit his son Shawn Ross. Shawn is in the intensive care unit at VCU Medical Center.

Shawn Ross, is the man who was in a July 7 apartment fire on West Nine Mile Road in Henrico County. That fire claimed the lives of three children.

Jememiah, age seven, two-year-old Shyla, and one-year-old Sage, were asleep in their Highland Pointe apartment, along with Ross, when unattended food on the stove caught fire. Ross is the fiancee of the children's mother Joreatha Lewis.

Seven-year-old Jeremiah, two-year-old Shyla and one-year-old Sage.

"I'm trying to take it day by day. I'm just speechless. I'm restless. I can barely eat. I'm just holding on trying to be strong. It's very emotional at times," Lewis said through her tears in an interview after the fire.

A GoFundMe page set-up to help Lewis has reached nearly $20,000 and community members have stepped up to help Lewis in her time of need.

Shawn Ross remains in ICU at VCU Medical Center.

The cause of the crash that killed Herbert Ross remained under investigation. The name of the second driver killed in the crash has not yet been released.

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