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Police: Icy roads factor in Powhite crash

Posted at 8:48 AM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 12:38:11-05

UPDATE: The lanes have since reopened.

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Icy roads were considered a factor in Thursday morning crashes on Powhite Parkway (Route 76) near Jahnke Road in Chesterfield, according to Virginia State Police.

"[The driver of a] 2001 Chevrolet Silverado traveling south attempted to avoid vehicles that were stopped ahead of him," a Virginia State Police spokesperson wrote in an email about the crash. "The vehicle ran off the road to the left. It went over the jersey wall and came to rest in the center median. The Silverado pickup truck had five occupants. All were wearing seatbelts and no injuries were reported."

When one of the people in the Silverado got out to walk to safety, they were struck by a Ford pickup.

"[The driver of the] Ford [drove] on top of the guardrail and struck the pedestrian from the earlier crash," the email continued. "The driver and sole occupant of the Ford remained on scene. The pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries."

No charges have been filed in the crash which was first reported at about 7:14 a.m.

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