Fatal crash closes Courthouse Road near Midlothian Turnpike

Posted at 1:31 PM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-25 19:38:29-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- North Courthouse Road in Chesterfield County is closed as police investigate a fatal crash that occurred around noon on Monday.

"All northbound lanes (of N. Courthouse Road near Midlothian Turnpike) are now closed," a VDOT spokesperson said.

Police said a Cadillac sedan was turning left out of a parking lot to head north on Courthouse Road when it was struck by a Mazda SUV traveling south on Courthouse Road. The driver of the Cadillac sedan was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Scene from Courthouse Road accident.

Two passengers in the Cadillac sedan were transported an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Mazda SUV was transported to an area hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

The following detours were established for drivers to use during the shutdown:

Southbound N. Courthouse Rd.:
Take Midlothian Turnpike east to Branchway Road south to Southlake Boulevard west back to N. Courthouse Road

Northbound N. Courthouse Rd.:
Take Southlake Boulevard east to Branchway Road north to Midlothian Turnpike west back to N. Courthouse Road.

Details about the crash and crash victims have not yet been released.

Police continue their investigation into this crash. Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.

This is a developing story. Witnesses can send news tips, photo, and video here.

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