December 4, 2016
The Richmond Police Department’s Crash Team investigators have identified the person who was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Jeff Davis Highway early this morning as Kevin Wilson of the 3600 block of Brandywine Drive, Hopewell, VA.
The crash occurred at approximately 2:20 a.m. in a northbound lane of Jeff Davis Highway. Wilson was driving a vehicle that was struck from behind as it was stopped at the red light at the intersection with Terminal Road by another vehicle travelling northbound.
The force of the collision caused Wilson’s vehicle to catch fire and then strike a nearby utility pole, trapping him inside. A witness attempted a rescue but was driven back by the intense heat. He told investigators Wilson appeared to be unconscious in the driver’s seat.
The Virginia Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause and manner of Wilson’s death.
The driver of the striking vehicle left the scene on foot.
Crash Team investigators have consulted with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and charges will be filed once the other driver is positively identified.
Several witnesses have been interviewed, but there may be others who saw what happened. They are being asked to call Crash Team Sergeant Berkley Eikenrenkoetter or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or www.7801000.com