Police ID driver killed in I-295 wreck

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Posted at 10:10 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 10:13:36-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- State police have released the name of the driver killed in a wreck on Interstate 295 in Henrico County early Friday morning.

Troopers were called to the wreck at the I-295 access road near Woodman Road just after 12:30 a.m., according to Sgt. Dylan Davenport with Virginia State Police.

Davenport said 32-year-old Lorenzo Shepherd was headed north when his Honda sedan ran off the road, overrode the guardrail, struck several trees and then overturned near the ramp for I-95 south.

Shepherd, of Henrico, was partially ejected from the vehicle, Davenport said. He was not wearing his seat belt, according to state police.

There were no other vehicle occupants.

Troopers said their investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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