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Police ID driver killed in front of Henrico elementary school

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Posted at 9:27 AM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 17:22:50-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A driver was killed in a crash after striking a tree in front of an elementary school in eastern Henrico Friday morning.

Police said the single-vehicle crash occurred in the 300 block of Beulah Road, in front of Seven Pines Elementary School, just after 6:35 a.m.

No students were involved in the crash.

Police said 49-year-old Gary Eugene Ricker, of Sandston, died of his injuries.

"Our thoughts are with the family during this tragic incident," Henrico Police officials said.

Officers said the crash "impacted the normal parent-child drop-off area" for the school and Beulah Road as the Crash Team investigated.

"Arrangements were made to improvise the drop-off area, by using Huntsman Road," police said. "School Resource Officers were on the scene to greet and assist with traffic during this incident"

Stay with CBS 6 for the latest on this developing story.