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Police ID man killed after SUV strikes utility pole

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Posted at 4:56 PM, Nov 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-26 17:31:49-05

RICHMOND, Va. — Police have identified a man who was killed after being ejected from his vehicle in the city’s Southside Saturday evening.

The accident occurred just before 11:15 p.m. when the driver of a 2004 GMC Yukon traveling east in the 3400 block of Walmsley Boulevard lost control of the vehicle, ran off the right side of the road into a drainage ditch and struck a culvert. The vehicle then rolled and struck a utility pole where it came to rest.

The driver, identified as 42-year-old Sergio Jimenez-Hernandez, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators with the police department’s Crash Team interviewed witnesses and took measurements on scene. Police say the car was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the accident.

The crash remains under investigation and police are asking anyone with information that may be helpful to either call Sgt. Scott Jones at 804-646-1369, Detective Larry Walker at 804-646-1709 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.