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3 killed, 4 injured in motorcycle crash on I-95 ramp in Richmond

3 killed, 4 injured in motorcycle crash on I-95 ramp in Richmond
Posted at 7:11 PM, Sep 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-29 22:47:47-04

UPDATE: Virginia State Police (VSP) said a third person has died as a result of Saturday night's crash and has identified those that passed.

VSP said John A. Todt, 56, of Mckenney, Va., the operator of a motorcycle, and Roxann W. Todt, 53, of Mckenney, Va. the passenger died at the scene. They added that "a passenger on another motorcycle involved in the crash was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. That victim has been identified as, Teresa L. Sexton, 41, of Petersburg, Va."

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RICHMOND, Va. -- Three people were killed and four others were injured after four motorcycles crashed on a ramp to I-95 in Richmond Saturday evening, according to Virginia State Police.

Troopers were called to the crash on the Maury Street ramp to southbound I-95 at 6:40 p.m.

"The preliminary investigation reveals that the four motorcycles were coming down the ramp, lost control, veering left and striking the guardrail," Sgt. Keeli Hill with Virginia State Police said. "A total of seven occupants were ejected from the four motorcycles. It is believed that they were wearing their helmets."

Hill said a man and woman on one motorcycle died at the scene.

The drivers of two other bikes were transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, Hill said.

Additionally, three other victims were hospitalized with serious injuries, according to troopers, but one of the passengers later died at the hospital.

Hill said speed may have caused the crash, which remains under investigation.

The Maury Street ramp to I-95 south remained closed as of just before 8 p.m.

Earlier in the evening, the interstate's south right lane and shoulder were also closed because of the crash.

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