Henrico Police investigate deadly crash near airport

Posted at 4:47 AM, Jan 05, 2023


A woman has died and a man has serious injuries after a single-vehicle crash early Thursday morning in Henrico's East End.

Henrico County Police said they responded to the 5700 block of Audubon Drive, which is near Richmond International Airport, around 3 a.m. for a report of a crash and found two victims inside the vehicle.

The driver was transported to VCU Medical Center with critical injuries, while the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman was later identified as 28-year-old Rebecca Anne Smith of Henrico, according to police.

The crash is still under investigation, but detectives believe speed and lack of seat belts are factors in the crash.

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