Thanksgiving crash kills 2 people in Richmond

Posted at 11:00 PM, Nov 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-27 17:58:23-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Charges were pending against a driver who police said ran a red light and killed two people in Richmond on Thanksgiving night.

"At approximately 7:54 p.m., the operator of a pick-up truck, traveling westbound on Brookland Park Boulevard, disregarded a red light and entered the intersection of Chamberlayne Avenue, striking two vehicles, including an SUV, that were traveling southbound on Chamberlayne Avenue," a Richmond Police spokesperson wrote in an email. "All three vehicles then collided with three vehicles that were stopped in the eastbound lanes of Brookland Park Boulevard."

A man and woman in the SUV were killed in the crash, according to police. Their names have not yet been released.

The man driving the pick-up truck suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Anyone with information was asked to call RPD Crash Team Investigator D. Olson at 804-646-1664 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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