2 from Chesterfield killed in crash on I-64 in New Kent

Published: Apr. 17, 2013 at 10:38 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 27, 2013 at 10:38 AM EDT
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NEW KENT, VA (WWBT) - Virginia State Police have identified two people killed in a head-on crash on Interstate 64 in New Kent late Tuesday night.

Several lanes on the interstate were closed for much of the night after the crash around 10:30 p.m. near mile marker 223.

Police say there is no evidence of alcohol being involved in this accident.

State Police say James E. Fred, 54, was driving an SUV going the wrong direction on I-64 west and hit a pick-up truck driven by John J. Keesler, 47, head on. The drivers of both vehicles were wearing their seatbelts, but died at the scene.

Police say they are not sure exactly what exit the SUV took when it started heading in the wrong direction.

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