January 13, 2017
The Richmond Police Department is investigating a fatal car wreck yesterday afternoon on Huguenot Road, apparently caused by the driver’s medical emergency.
At approximately 3:10 p.m., January 12, a vehicle driven by Harry C. Stoddard, 70, of the 3500 block of Old Gun Road East, ran a red light at the intersection of Huguenot Road and the southbound off-ramp of Chippenham Parkway. Stoddard was exiting the Parkway at the time. His vehicle crossed through the intersection and crashed into a guardrail before coming to rest against a light pole. Stoddard was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. of an apparent medical condition.
A passenger in the vehicle was also transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
The RPD Crash Team responded to the scene where they took measurements and statements from witnesses. No charges will be filed.