Driver killed ran red light before hitting mail truck, fire hydrant in Richmond, police say

Richmond Police Generic Day
Posted at 4:52 PM, Mar 16, 2024

RICHMOND, Va. -- A man was killed after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a mail truck and then ran into a fire hydrant on Richmond's Southside early Saturday morning, according to authorities.

Police were called to the 700 block of Hull Street for a report of the wreck just after 4:10 a.m., Officer Phon Hoonsan with Richmond Police said.

The driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, was headed east on Hull Street when he crashed into a USPS truck that was headed south on Commerce Road, Hoonsan said.

"The striking vehicle left the roadway and struck a fire hydrant and came to rest on its side," Hoonsan wrote.

Police said the driver, whose name has not yet been released, died of his injuries at the scene.

There was no word if the driver of the mail truck was injured.

The RPD Crash Team said the driver who died ran a red light, which resulted in the collision, Hoonsan said.

Anyone with information about the wreck was asked to contact RPD Crash Team Investigator T. Harrell at (804-646-5292 or call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email to send a tip.



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