Sunday, January 22, 2012

Driver, Passenger in Fatal Chippenham Parkway Crash Identified

The Richmond Police Department has identified the persons who died in yesterday’s accident on Chippenham Parkway.

Around 4:35 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, a vehicle traveling northbound on Chippenham Parkway crossed over the center median into southbound traffic right after the Stony Point exit. The vehicle was immediately struck by a southbound vehicle.

The driver of the northbound vehicle, Toure Lynette Thaniel, 27, and the passenger, Shalina Marie Perry, 22, were pronounced dead at the scene. Thaniel lived in the 6000 block of Lamar Drive. Perry lived in the 3400 block of Meadowdale Boulevard in Chesterfield County.

The driver of the southbound vehicle was taken to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. He remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition.

The Richmond Police Crash Team’s investigation of this accident is ongoing.