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I-95 Crash Claimed Life Of Father And Injured Daughter

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UPDATE: Police have released the name of the Richmond man killed in the June 16 Interstate 95 crash in Chesterfield County.

35-year-old Steven Ridley of Richmond was killed at the scene of the accident, and his 9-year-old daughter was injured and treated at the VCU Medical Center. Ridley's son was helping his father change a flat tire on their car at time of the accident, but was uninjured. The driver of the Uhaul truck which crashed into Ridley's car, 62-year-old Robert M. Krill, has been charged with reckless driving. Read the following release from Virginia State Police to learn more:

"At approximately 3:15 p.m. this afternoon, Virginia State Police responded to a two vehicle crash on Interstate 95 southbound at the 64 mile marker in Chesterfield County.

The crash occurred when the driver of a 2010 Chrysler 300 M was stopped on the right shoulder with his hazard lights activated and was outside of his vehicle attempting to change a flat tire. While attempting to change the tire, the driver of a Uhaul Truck ran off the right side of the roadway and struck the passenger vehicle and the adult male. The driver of the Chrysler 300 M died at the scene.

A juvenile male passenger was also outside of the passenger vehicle assisting his father with the flat tire when the crash occurred. The juvenile male was not injured. The drivers daughter, who was seated inside the vehicle in the front passenger seat, suffered minor injuries and was transported to VCU Medical Center.

The driver of the Uhaul, who was wearing his safety belt, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to VCU Medical Center.

The driver of the Uhaul has been charged with reckless driving. The Virginia State Police Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting with the on-going investigation. The Virginia State Police are continuing their investigation and are consulting with the Chesterfield County Commonwealth's Attorney Office. The Chesterfield County Police Department is assisting with traffic control.
For updated traffic information, please go to www.511virginia.org.

Chrysler Deceased Driver: Steven Ridley, 35, 3000 block of Peyton Avenue, Richmond, Va. (father)
Injured Passenger: 9 year-old female (daughter)
Passenger: 14 year-old male (son)
Uhaul Injured Driver: Robert M. Krill, 62, North Hampton, Pa. "


Previous details of this story are found below

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CHESTERFIELD, VA— All lanes of I-95 south are closed at Willis Rd. following a fatal accident involving a U-Haul.

Police said the driver of a passenger vehicle was killed after his car was struck by a U-Haul after its driver lost control.

The driver of a passenger vehicle was changing the car's tire, when the vehicle was struck, according to police.

The driver of the passenger vehicle, a male, died at the scene, according to police.

Two children with the passenger vehicle were also involved in the wreck, police said.

A female child, inside the car, suffered minor injuries and was taken to VCU Medical Center, according to police. A male child, helping change the tire outside of the vehicle, was not injured in the wreck.

The driver of the U-Haul was taken to VCU Medical Center with serious, non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

The names of those involved in the accident have not been released.

The accident happened just after 3:15 p.m. Saturday, police said.

A detour around the wreck has been established and continues to be updated as police investigate and crews clear the scene. Drivers should take Willis Road (exit 64), to avoid the wreck.

Drivers should expect major delays. The I-95 south closure is expected to continue through 7:30 p.m.

Stay with 8News for updates.

 

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