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Police ID motorcyclist killed in Richmond

Police ID motorcyclist killed in Richmond
Posted at 12:03 PM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 12:03:52-04

RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond Police have identified the motorcyclist killed in a crash on Westover Hills Boulevard as 34-year-old Steven P. Richards Jr., of Trevor Terrace.

“At approximately 8:48 p.m., Wednesday, officers were called to the 1700 block of Westover Hills Boulevard for the report of a single vehicle collision, a motorcycle, with a single rider. Richards Jr. was heading southbound when he lost control of the motorcycle and appears to have struck a tree,” a Richmond Police spokesperson said. “Richards Jr. was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.”

The investigation into the cause of the crash was ongoing.

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Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Investigator J. Peterson at 804-646-1511 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or online at http://www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used.