NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - Two people were killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 64 in New Kent County Tuesday night.
According to Sgt. Thomas Molnar with the Virginia State Police, the crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Interstate 64 at mile marker 223 in New Kent County. There were two fatalities as a result of the crash.
A 2004 Honda CRV, driven by James E. Fred, 54, of Chesterfield was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes when it struck a 1996 Ford Ranger driven by John J. Keesler, 47, of Chesterfield head-on, Molnar said. Both drivers died at the scene and were both wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
Images from the scene taken by NBC affiliate WWBT in Richmond showed Keesler's truck mangled and sitting up on a guardrail from the force of the crash.
All westbound lanes of Interstate 64 were shut down until around 3:30 a.m.
The crash remains under investigation.
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