Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Two Vehicle Crash at Midlothian Turnpike and Broad Rock Road

August 26, 2015

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a two vehicle crash that occurred yesterday in the city’s south side.

At approximately 5:24 p.m., August 25, a vehicle travelling eastbound on Midlothian Turnpike ran a red light and struck a vehicle travelling southbound on Broad Rock Road.

The driver of the vehicle that was struck, an adult female, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle, Ikieem Kilpatrick, 25, of the 3700 block of Dunston Avenue, Richmond, VA received minor injuries.

Prior to the crash, at approximately 5:21 p.m., RPD officers had stopped Kilpatrick at East 37th Street and Larchmont Lane for reckless driving. Moments after an officer walked up to his vehicle Kilpatrick abruptly drove away turning eastbound on Midlothian Turnpike.

RPD officers initiated a pursuit at 5:22 p.m., following Kilpatrick down Midlothian Turnpike. They observed him throwing a handgun from his vehicle. The weapon was later recovered. They also observed him sideswipe another vehicle on Midlothian Turnpike.

Moments after the crash occurred, the officers arrived on the scene and took Kilpatrick into custody. After consulting with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, they will charge Kilpatrick with a variety of driving and firearm related offenses including:
  • Felony Hit and Run
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
  • Possession of a Stolen Firearm
  • Reckless Handling of a Firearm
  • Reckless Driving
  • Operating a Vehicle with a Suspended Operators License

The RPD’s Crash Team and Office of Professional Responsibility were called to the scene to conduct investigations. Several eyewitnesses provided written statements as to what they saw.

A booking photo is not yet available.