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CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WTVR) – Police have identified the victim of a fatal crash. They say 35 year-old Steven Ridley of the 3,000 block of Peyton Avenue was killed when he was struck and killed by a U-Haul Truck, driven by 62 year-old Robert Krill of North Hampton, Pennsylvania.
At approximately 3:15 p.m. this afternoon, Virginia State Police responded to a two vehicle crash on Interstate 95 southbound at the 64 mile marker in Chesterfield County.
Police say the driver of a 2010 Chrysler 300 M was stopped on the right shoulder with his hazard lights activated and was outside of his vehicle attempting to change a flat tire, when the driver of a U-haul Truck ran off the right side of the roadway and struck the passenger vehicle and the adult male. The driver of the Chrysler 300 M died at the scene.
Police say the victim’s 14 year-old son was also outside of the passenger vehicle assisting his father with the flat tire when the crash occurred. He was not injured. The drivers nine year-old daughter, who was seated inside the vehicle in the front passenger seat, suffered minor injuries and was transported to VCU Medical Center.
Investigators say the driver of the U-haul, Krill, who was wearing his safety belt, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to VCU Medical Center.
Krilll has been charged with reckless driving. The Virginia State Police Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting with the on-going investigation. The Virginia State Police are continuing their investigation and are consulting with the Chesterfield County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office. The Chesterfield County Police Department is assisting with traffic control.
The accident backed up traffic for hours. The southbound lane of I-95 and Willis Road was closed for 6 1/2 hours. It re-opened at 9:22 p.m.