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Teenager succumbs to injuries from crash involving RPD vehicle

Teenage driver succumbs to injuries from crash involving RPD vehicle
Posted at 8:13 PM, Apr 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-22 12:26:16-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- An 18-year-old man who was believed to be the driver of a car that collided with a Richmond Police car on April 7 has died from injuries sustained from the crash.

Jeremiah Ruffin died from his injuries on Wednesday. The crash also resulted in the death of 19-year-old Tracey Williams.

The investigation determined that Ruffin and Williams were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Both were ejected from the vehicle at the time of the collision.

The two RPD officers who were in their car had injuries that were not considered life-threatening injuries from the incident.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to both families affected by this tragedy,” said Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith.

If you would like to help Jeremiah's family with medical bills and funeral expenses, you can donate to this GoFundMe set up by his family.

The collision is under investigation by the RPD Special Operations Division Crash Team. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact RPD Crash Team Investigator W. Kress by calling 804-646-0280.

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