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Driver killed crossing I-95 after crash

Posted at 10:02 AM, Mar 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-01 18:24:39-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A driver was killed trying to cross Interstate 95 after a crash in Richmond early Sunday morning. according to Virginia State Police.

Troopers were called to the two-vehicle crash with a confirmed fatality along I-95 north not far from the Arthur Ashe Boulevard exit just after 2:20 a.m.

Officials said the driver was headed north when they struck the right jersey wall before veering left and hitting the left jersey wall.

"The driver exited the vehicle... and proceeded across the interstate and was struck by a sedan in the middle lane," troopers said.

The victim succumbed to their injuries at the scene, officials said.

The driver of the sedan was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

The crash closed all lanes of I-95 north near Boulevard (mile marker 78) as well as the Chamberlayne Avenue on-ramp to I-95 north.

"Traffic is currently being diverted to Exit 76A/Chamberlayne Avenue north," VDOT officials said. "Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes until crews on scene are able to safely reopen lanes."

"The crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team," troopers said.

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