Richmond Police Department
E-mail Advisory 2/10/12
Three Vehicle Collision
A three vehicle collision occurred on the Downtown Expressway this afternoon, resulting in one fatality.
At approximately 4:15 p.m., just east of the Belvidere Street overpass, a vehicle traveling eastbound crossed the grassy median and entered the westbound traffic lanes. It collided with two vehicles that were traveling westbound on the Expressway.
The Richmond Police Department and Richmond Fire Department responded to the scene, along with the State Police.
All three vehicles had a single occupant.
One driver was transported to VCU Medical Center with injuries that are not considered life threatening. One driver was able to leave the scene without significant injury, and one driver died at the scene.
Westbound lanes of the Expressway were closed for several hours as emergency crews worked the scene. Traffic was routed onto East Canal Street and allowed to return to the Expressway after passing west of the wrecks.
Eastbound traffic was limited to one lane to slow drivers down and aid in the safety of emergency workers.
The Richmond Police Department Crash Team is investigating. The identity of the person who died at the scene and the information about each vehicle involved will be released as soon as the Crash Team makes it available.