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Woman charged in fatal chain reaction crash in Richmond

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Posted at 1:35 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 13:53:04-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A woman has been arrested and charged in connection to a chain reaction crash that killed one and injured several others.

On July 10, Richmond Police officers responded to the 1200 block of North Arthur Ashe Boulevard for a report of a six-vehicle accident.

"The initial investigation indicates five vehicles were stopped at a traffic light at North Arthur Ashe Boulevard and West Leigh Street," said a Richmond Police spokesperson. The driver of the sixth vehicle was traveling north on Arthur Ashe Boulevard and ran into the back of Acacia L. Gross' vehicle.

Police say Gross' vehicle went airborne and landed in a parking lot. Gross was transported to the hospital where she died from her injuries on Sunday, July 12.

The impact of the crash caused a chain reaction crash with the other vehicles.

There additional victims were transported to the hospital for injuries.

The driver of the sixth vehicle has been identified as Susan A. Bain. She has charged with aggravated manslaughter.

Anyone who witnessed or who has information about the traffic accident is asked to call Detective G. Drago at (804) 646-1369 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.