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Police: Driver killed after pickup slid down embankment into creek

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Posted at 1:57 PM, Oct 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-29 16:17:28-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — A driver was killed after his pickup slid across a grassy area of the shoulder of a road and down an embankment into a swampy creek Friday morning in Chesterfield County.

Officers were called to the 13900 block of Allied Road around 11:50 a.m., according to Chesterfield Police.

Police said the driver of a Dodge pickup had pulled off Allied Road to stop in the area.

"Because of the wet conditions, the vehicle slid down an embankment and into a body of water," police said.

While a passenger in the truck was able to escape, officers said the driver was unable to get out.

"The driver was pulled from the vehicle by Chesterfield County Fire & EMS personnel and transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead," police said.

The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, police said.

Officers said their investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.

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