One killed in four-way car race in Henrico

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - One person is dead following a motor vehicle crash that took place Sunday afternoon on Interstate 295.

At 3:42 p.m., Virginia State Police Trooper M. T. Norman was called to the scene on Interstate 295, approximately 1/10 of a mile south of Route 156, Airport Drive.

A 1998 Honda Accord was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control of his vehicle, according to police.  The vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned several times before striking a tree and coming to rest on its roof.

The male driver was transported by ambulance to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center where he later died.  He was not wearing his safety belt.

At the time of the crash, witnesses stated the Honda Accord was apparently racing three other vehicles as they were traveling southbound I-295. The crash remains under investigation.

The three other vehicles were described as a white Nissan Maxima, Black, Hyundai Tiburon, and a dark Chevrolet Tahoe.   Anyone with information is asked to contact the Virginia State Police at (804)553-3445.

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