Driver Charged After One Killed In Crash On I-295 In Hanover County

Saquan Wells. (Photo: Pamunkey Regional Jail)

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — One person was killed in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 295 Wednesday evening.

State Police were on scene of the crash which occurred around 9:00 p.m. on I-295 northbound just north of the 40 mile marker in Hanover County.

Saquan T. Wells, 18, of Washington, D.C., was charged with involuntary manslaughter, hit and run (resulting in death or injury,) reckless driving, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, false I. D. to law enforcement, no operator’s license, pedestrian on the highway and no seatbelt in connection to the crash.

A 2008 Ford Mustang was traveling north on I-295, when it spun out in the travel lane, ran off the road to the right and overturned coming to rest on its roof.  As the trooper arrived on scene, two individuals were seen walking away from the crashed vehicle.

Further investigation revealed the two people leaving the scene of the fatal crash were the Mustang’s driver, Saquan T. Wells, and a passenger.

Another passenger remained at the scene and the third passenger who died at the scene has been identified as Kaneysha C. Clarke, 19, of Glen Allen.  Wells and the surviving two passengers were transported to VCU Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The Ford Mustang had been reported as a stolen vehicle out of Washington, D.C.

Wells is currently being held without bond in Pamunkey Regional Jail.

The crash remains under investigation.


1 thought on “Driver Charged After One Killed In Crash On I-295 In Hanover County

  1. No doubt Wells will ask the judge for mercy, stating that his bad handling of the vehicle was a direct result of him having had little experience driving the car! After all, it was just stolen that day!


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