Driver who ran from police hit and killed in Interstate 95 traffic

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A man who got out of his car and ran from police was hit and killed by a car on Interstate 95 Tuesday night. Police have not released the man's name and are still investigating the circumstances around his death.

The man ran from an officer who pulled over to provide assistance to the man's disabled vehicle along I-95 just south of Exit 83/Parham Road in Henrico County at about 8 p.m. Tuesday.

When the trooper arrived on scene, the vehicle’s driver was already outside the car.

As the trooper approached, the man walked up the shoulder away from the trooper and then ran across northbound travel lanes and onto the median, police said.

Police said that for the man's safety, the trooper ran to his aid. When the trooper approached the man in the median, a struggle ensued and the man ran from the trooper into the southbound lanes. A southbound vehicle wasn't unable to avoid the man and struck him.

All southbound lanes of I-95 just north of Chamberlayne Ave. /Rt. 301 at mile marker 82 were closed as police investigated. All lanes reopened at about 3 a.m.

The trooper and the driver who hit the pedestrian were not harmed.

49 comments

      • athynz

        Somebody call David the whaambulance – he’s crying up a storm. Tell ya what David why not get in your car and see if you can run me over – it would still be a braver act than anything else you’ve ever done in your life. Now get back to your fryer boy, you got people waiting.

    • Meaghan

      What did he look like? Race? Young or old? At first I was thinking that he might have had a warrant, or was here illegally and that’s why he ran, but he could’ve had a mental disorder. People who have severe bipolar disorder or delusions will act this way

  • Ron Melancon

    Why ? We call to help people and s fully uniformed and marked vehicle comes to help and this happens. Where is the disconnect? Our officers are to serve and protect not have this outcome. Not only do we have to deal with tis as a community so does the officer and personell and the driver have do deal with the emotional issues that will come. I have seen people run like this and one possible explanation is substance or medications.

  • marie

    Wow. What a bunch of nasty, cold-hearted, mean spirited people. You all are assuming he is black, why? And because you all think he is black, make ignorant jokes? SMDH! According to the people on these comments, if you’re born black, you’re automatically a criminal and deserve to die. Forget the facts, details, evidence behind what happened. Then if its found that the person is white, the comments will change to, maybe he was mentally ill and it’ll be so sad and tragic and people will actually wander what actually happened that led up to this incident instead of ASSuming. Pure evil, blue eyed devils.

    • Manalishi

      Ok, time to level the playing field since fair is fair. Whats with the “blue eyed devils” statement some keep repeating? I don’t recall anyone calling you “blue gum devils” but apparently i have the right.

      • marie

        You had nothing to say to the people who made the obnoxious comments, assuming and bashing black people when they know nothing of the circumstances, but you did have something to say to me. And it is not even proven what race the person is to the public. HA—-yes, you’re one of the blue eyed devils I was talking about.

      • Manalishi

        That’s right. I didn’t comment on race for a simple reason, the news didn’t state it so I did not assume. Must be a “blue gum” thing to be fair. In fact, reading all the comments, you seem to be the only one on attack until I showed up “just to be fair”. Democrats are all the same.

      • marie

        So you’re illiterate too? I’m not saying you should have commented about the assumptions of race. Why didn’t you say something to the people who made the skittles jokes, claiming white cop/black victim? Why didn’t you scrutinize them like you did me? I know why, because you don’t care if someone bashes a black person. I notice that you always comment back to people who defend racist and ignorant comments while pretending you’re not a racist. You NEVER say anything when someone make ignorant comments against blacks, but if someone makes a defense to it?….oh, you’re right there! You know why? Because you agree with people like Iceberg Slim and Sammy.

      • Manalishi

        “Why didn’t you scrutinize them like you did me” Because they did not attack a person here. Someone has to have standards,,,,since you do not.

    • athynz

      As one of the blue eyed devils you mention I have no clue as to the man’s color. Mental illness – like racism, murderous tendencies, and any other undesirable behavior is not limited to one’s race. Your calling out us blue eyed devils is an indication of your own racist issues.

      • athynz

        David your mom told me that you were a good fluff boy… not that I’m surprised by that. Now sit down, shut your Richard holster, and let the adults speak of matters that are above your head.

      • athynz

        “DAVID
        athynz sounds like the juvenile intellect of an uneducated blowhard, as per usual.”

        And David simply cannot resist commenting to me and starting up the cycle of insults. As usual. If you don’t like it when I hurt your feelings then leave me alone and I’ll leave you alone. IOW don’t start no shyt won’t be no shyt. I’ve told you this before and yet here we are – again.

      • athynz

        “DAVID
        athynz …. you are incapable of learning. Grow up shyt for brains.”

        Said the oh-so-brave and oh-so-mature one who cowers behind his keyboard like a little beyotch slinging insults at his betters. I’d tell you – again – to man up and say this to my face but you lack the stones to do any more than cower behind your keyboard.

  • joy

    “A southbound vehicle wasn’t unable to avoid the man and struck him.” No high school diploma needed to work at WTVR.

  • Manalishi

    Is that how it works now? When you struggle with a state trooper, escape and sprint out into traffic, you get the seemingly harmless label of “pedestrian”? Only a liberal media could present that one.

      • athynz

        Where does manalishi mention race? In fact where does anyone mention race? Oh wait, you did. The racist is in your mirror Marie – I’ll give you a moment to work that one out.

      • David

        athynz ….. we could explain it to you, but you are too simple to understand. You are too stupid to realize your intellectual and physical limits.

      • athynz

        “DAVID
        athynz ….. we could explain it to you, but you are too simple to understand. You are too stupid to realize your intellectual and physical limits.

        NOVEMBER 13, 2014 AT 11:25 PM”

        Explain that to me in person you pathetic cowardly troll. You won’t – you’ll just sit your pasty-faced self behind your keyboard and oh-so-bravely hurl more insults my way… the only time you go out of the house is to service your johns. Go be useless someplace else.

      • David

        athynz …. big talk for a stupid little rollie pollie fat boy. Come back when you are big enough to back up your hot air.

      • athynz

        “DAVID
        athynz …. big talk for a stupid little rollie pollie fat boy. Come back when you are big enough to back up your hot air.”

        Anytime you want to – you are the cowardly little man who won’t meet to say this to my face. Instead you sit oh so bravely behind your keyboard. You are a spineless, useless, ratball who’s only good for fluffing his johns.

      • David

        athynz …. you are such a frightening unstable juvenile hobbit. Go away and grow up. No one is afraid of you, especially not me.

      • athynz

        “DAVID
        athynz …. you are such a frightening unstable juvenile hobbit. Go away and grow up. No one is afraid of you, especially not me.”

        Yes you are. You are a sad, scared, pathetic, cowardly pretentious little man.

    • joey

      Since this station is too liberal for you, please do us all a favor and go to a conservative station’s comment section. Then all the comments will agree with yours…..but hey, then that’s no fun. You love to raise hell wherever you go.

      • Manalishi

        I see more conservative dialogue here than ever before Joeylene. Also seem reflective in the poles. It’s not that people are just getting wiser than you (that’s the easy part), people in general are getting wiser to the realities around them. Your phony childish beliefs are crumpling around you.

      • Manalishi

        “Listen to Joey and GO HOME!” Stereotypical democrats. Always demanding diversity, but really don’t like it. Ever notice that I do not tell others to “shut up” or “go home”?

      • marie

        For your information I don’t affiliate myself with a political party because republicans and democrats are full of it. They both have views that I don’t agree with and they both have evil hidden agendas.

      • marie

        HA – you know nothing about me. You have some nerve to even udder the word values. PLEASE! Let me guess, you have values? That’s laughable. One only has to look at your comments you post to this site to see that’s not true. You have no values or respect for yourself or others….Anyways, I’m done with you—-Republicans—- now that’s who’s all the same. Have a good day.

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