Richmond pastor killed in crash on Downtown Expressway

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A 51-year-old Richmond pastor was killed after his car veered off the Downtown Expressway and flipped over a guardrail Wednesday night.

Troopers said Dimitri R. Bradley, of Moseley, was not wearing a seat belt when his 2016 Cadillac Escalade that was traveling westbound on Interstate-195 ran off the road, struck and went over a guardrail, hit a pole and overturned.

Bradley, 51, died at the scene. Investigators say speed may have been a factor in the crash.

8News spoke with one of Bradley’s family members who said the 51-year-old pastor was on his way home from giving a service at City Church on Monument Avenue.

Bradley leaves behind a wife and two children.

City Church issued the following statement Thursday morning:

“Last night we lost our father, our brother, our friend, and our pastor. The heart of City Church and the Bradley family is heavy and hurting right now, but through it all we trust God. We thank you for your prayers and concerns for us at this very difficult time. We ask that you give the Bradly family privacy and prayer; and we will have more information forthcoming. We love you all 🧡🧡🧡”

City Church

Laura Perrot is speaking with family members and churchgoers. Watch her report tonight on 8News at 5 & 6.

Stay with 8News for updates.

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