Two crashes, one fatal close I-64 lanes in Henrico

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UPDATE: State Police identified the GMC driver killed in Monday’s crash as Irvin L. Simmons, 42, of Garber Street in Richmond. The investigation into the crash is on-going.

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Three lanes are closed on I-64 west and one lane is closed on I-64 east at mile marker 195 Laburnum Avenue due to a multi-vehicle accident, according to VDOT.

“Virginia State Police are currently on-scene of two separate motor vehicle crashes on Interstate 64 near Laburnum Avenue in the East End of Henrico County,” Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Molnar wrote in an email. “

Shortly before 3:30 p.m. this afternoon state police responded to the first scene on the westbound side involving two vehicles.

The driver of a 2000 Pontiac Montana struck a 2000 GMC Safari.  The impact caused the driver of the GMC to lose control and overturn.

The driver of the GMC, who was not wearing his safety belt, was ejected from the vehicle.  He suffered serious life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital where he later died.

The driver and a passenger in the Pontiac were also not wearing their safety belts and suffered serious non-life threatening injuries.  They were both transported to VCU Medical Center.

The Virginia State Police Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting with the on-going investigation.  Virginia State Police is consulting with the Henrico County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office as charges are pending against the driver of the Pontiac.

Identity of the deceased is pending next of kin notification

The Pontiac driver was a 34-year-old male from Richmond.  The Pontiac passenger a 54-year-old male from West Point.  The deceased GMC Driver was 42-year-old male, Richmond, Va.

The Virginia State Police Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting with the investigation.  The second crash occurred on the eastbound side and involves three vehicles with reported injuries.

Both crashes remain under investigation.

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