UPDATE: Midlothian Turnpike has been reopened for travel.
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A deadly two-car crash has closed all east and westbound lanes on Midlothian Turnpike near the Windy Hill Sports Complex, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Police said a 2007 Honda Civic was speeding, traveling west on Midlothian Turnpike around 7 a.m. when it crashed into a 2016 Ford F-150 driving in the same direction. Both cars ran off the road to the right, and police said the Honda then hit a utility pole and flipped over. The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene. One of the occupants of the F-150 was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Chesterfield Fire and EMS announced that the section of Midlothian Turnpike between Watkins Center Parkway and Old Hundred Road will be closed “for an extended amount of time,” and police will continue to investigate the crash in the area. Drivers are urged to seek alternate routes and expect delays.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.