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Man killed, partially ejected in Richmond wreck

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Posted at 8:13 PM, Jun 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-21 16:01:17-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police said a man was killed after he was partially ejected during a crash in Richmond's East End Saturday evening.

Police were called to 2500 block of Fairfield Way for a single-vehicle crash at 5:20 p.m.

Police said officers found the car upside down against a tree on the side of the road when they arrived.

The victim was partially ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene at 5:25 p.m., according to police.

The driver, whose next of kin have not yet been located, was the only person in the car, police said.

"The Crash Team has determined the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Fairfield Way approaching the intersection with Accommodation Street at a high rate of speed when the vehicle swerved abruptly to the left," police said. "The vehicle struck the median curb, causing it to go into a partial rotation where it crossed over the median striking 2 tress, flipped and continued into the westbound travel lane, and came to a final rest on the sidewalk on the north side of Fairfield Way."

Investigators said a report will be submitted to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office "after further investigation."

Police said the crash remains under investigation.

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