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State police and victim looking for Richmond hit-and-run suspect

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A Henrico woman narrowly escapes death after she says, her vehicle was pummeled by a tractor trailer. Now, the victim and police are looking for the other driver. 

The crash happened Monday afternoon on the Shockoe Valley Bridge in Richmond.

Elizabeth Williams showed us the damage on her black Chrysler at her Sandston home. She says, moments after she merged onto the Shockoe Valley Bridge, she felt a nudge against my car.

Williams says, she looked out her window and saw a tractor trailer had hit and latched onto her and it then began dragging her vehicle down I-64.

"My car finally broke loose and began spinning," said Williams. "When it finally stopped I was facing the wrong way and I had maybe a foot between my car and the edge of the bridge."

Williams says, she opened her eyes in time to see the driver speed off.

VDOT has its own set of cameras that overlook the Shockoe Valley Bridge but a spokeswoman told us they're real-time only. VDOT doesn't have the archiving or storage capabilities to record.

So Williams and State Police are relying on witnesses to catch that driver.

If you were a witness to Monday afternoon's crash on the Shockoe Valley Bridge, you're urged to call state police.

The victim was driving a black Chrysler when the truck crashed into it.

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