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UPDATE: Downtown Expressway crash victim identified

UPDATE: 2/11/12 1:26 p.m. --

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Police have identified the victim in Friday's deadly crash on the Downtown Expressway.

James Mercante with the Richmond Police Department says 65-year-old Harry A. Fuller, Jr., died after his vehicle crossed from the eastbound lanes across the median into the westbound lanes, and colliding with two vehicles.

The driver of one of those vehicles was taken to VCU Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was able to leave the scene without any significant injury.

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - We are learning new information tonight about a deadly car crash on the Downtown Expressway. Three vehicles were involved in a crash just after 4:00 p.m. in the west-bound lanes of the expressway...just east of Belvidere. One person died. Cleanup shut down the highway for hours.  

Traffic is back to normal on the Downtown Expressway. Police cleared the scene just after 8:00 p.m. after almost 4 hours of clean up. 

Well into the night, we watched as fire fighters repositioned their trucks and carefully draped a white sheet in between to keep our cameras blocked as they removed the body from the scene. 

There were three vehicles involved in the accident.  

"There was one commercial vehicle like an SUV, there was a white SUV and then a red mini cooper," said James Mercante with the RPD. 

The red mini cooper a bit away from the other two looks to have sustained the least amount of damage. The other two, not so lucky, including the one with the logo "Labcorp" on its door. 

Police say one person died. One other was sent to the hospital. A third just walked away with minor injuries. The accident took over all west bound lanes near the Belvidere onramp. 

"A vehicle was traveling east bound and crossed over the grassy median and collided with two vehicles traveling west bound," Mercante said. 

It's unclear why the vehicle crossed into on-coming traffic, right at the beginning of rush-hour.  

"Well the Richmond Fire Department responded, the Richmond Police Department Crash Team responded, and did get a lot of information from people who were there witnesses. There some vehicles were almost involved, but pulled to the side," he said. 

Police have not released the name of the person killed in the crash. They say they're notifying the family tonight. 

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