Victim of fatal New Year’s Day interstate crash identified

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police (VSP) have identified a driver who was killed in a single-car accident on I-95 around 8:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

According to VSP, Walter Mortensen, 58, of Richmond was traveling North on I-95 through the heart of Richmond when he hit standing water, lost control of his vehicle, and crashed into a light pole.

Mortensen was taken to VCU Medical Center, where he died of his injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt, and was thrown from his vehicle during the crash.

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