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UPDATE: Crash victims identified

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Update: 4:30 p.m. 1/22/12 --

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Police has released the names of the victims who died in Saturday's accident on Chippenham Parkway. 

Police say around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, a car traveling northbound on Chippenham near Stony Point, crossed over the median into the Southbound lanes, and was struck by an oncoming car.

The driver of the northbound vehicle, Toure Lynette Thaniel, 27, and her passenger, Shalina Marie Perry, 22, we both pronounced dead at the scene. 

The driver of the southbound vehicle remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition.

The accident shut down Chippenham for about five hours. The investigation is ongoing.


 

Update: 9:00 a.m. 1/22/12 --

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Sunday morning, the driver involved in a fatal crash on the Chippenham Parkway remains in the hospital.

Police say around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, a car traveling Northbound on Chippenham near Stony Point, crossed over the median into the Southbound lanes, and was struck by an oncoming car.

Two females whose car went over the median died at the scene. The man in the other car was in critical, but stable condition at last check.

The accident shut down Chippenham for about five hours. The investigation is ongoing.

 

 


RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - We've learned a two vehicle accident in Richmond Saturday afternoon has resulted in fatalities. This happened around 4:30 p.m. near Stony Point.

Update from Richmond Police (7:40 p.m.) -

The northbound and southbound lanes of Chippenham Parkway at the Stony Point exit are closed because of a fatal traffic accident this evening. The roadway is not expected to reopen before 11 p.m.

Around 4:35 p.m. a vehicle traveling northbound on Chippenham Parkway crossed over the center median into southbound traffic right after the Stony Point exit. The vehicle was immediately struck by a southbound vehicle.

The driver of the southbound vehicle was taken to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Both the driver and the front-seat passenger in the northbound vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other occupants in either vehicle.

The Richmond Police Crash Team is in the early stages of this accident investigation.

More information will be released when it becomes available.

Update from Henrico Police (6:55 p.m. ) -

Traffic is able to proceed Northbound on Rt. 150 (Chippenham Pkwy north to Parham Rd.)

Traffic is still blocked southbound Parham Rd. , the Willey Bridge is still closed SOUTHBOUND.  Traffic is congested and backed up to Derbyshire Dr. , please avoid this area.  

Traffic south on Parham is being diverted to River Road east to Cary St. and the Huguenot Bridge.

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