VCU student killed, another seriously injured in fiery I-64 crash

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GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — One Virginia Commonwealth University student is dead and another is seriously injured following a fiery crash on Interstate 64.

The crash happened just before 5 a.m. Saturday at mile marker 164.2 in Goochland County.

According to Virginia State Police, a 2014 Mazda 3, driven by Brandon E. Dorns, 22, of Alexandria, Va., was traveling eastbound in the right lane when it veered off the road to the left, hit an embankment and overturned. The vehicle then caught on fire.

Dorns was pronounced dead at the scene.

A front-seat passenger, identified as Abanoub F. Zaki, 19, of Chesterfield, Va., was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Both Dorns and Zaki were students at VCU. Dorns was a business major who was set to graduate in December.

Alex Thorson spoke with several of Dorns’ friends Tuesday. Look for her full report on 8News at 5:30.

State police say speed is being considered a factor into the cause of the crash, which remains under investigation.

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