UPDATE: Deadly overnight accident under investigation

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHOMND, VA (WWBT) - A deadly accident is under investigation in Henrico County.

It happened on Interstate 95 near the Atlee Elmont exit around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Police tell us a person was hit and killed by a tractor trailer. That person was reportedly on the outside of their vehicle. Virginia State Police are investigating the incident as an apparent suicide.

A university-wide email from Virginia Commonwealth University confirmed the victim to be Allison B. Jones, 22, a senior mass communications major.

At the time of the accident, traffic was backed up for at least a mile.

All lanes have since reopened.

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