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37-year-old Richmond driver killed after hitting power pole

RICHMOND, Va. -- A 37-year-old Richmond man died Sunday night after crashing into a power pole along the 2500 block of Magnolia Street, near the ramp from Mechanicsville Turnpike to Interstate 64, in east Richmond.

Police identified the male driver killed in a single vehicle fatality last night as Robert L. Munford, III, 37, of the 300 block of East 17th Street.

At approximately 10:34 p.m., Munford was driving eastbound in the 2500 block of Magnolia Street when the vehicle left the roadway to the right and struck a pole and a tree. Munford was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was the only person in the car, according to police.

Wet roads caused by Sunday's rain may have contributed to the crash.

Investigators with the RPD Crash Team responded to the scene and conducted the investigation, which continues.
Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Investigator J. Ozolins at 804-646-8671 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or online at http://www.7801000.com. Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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