New Kent County man killed in Springfield crash

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — A New Kent man was killed while walking across Interstate 95 in Springfield on Monday.

A 2012 Toyota Corolla was traveling south on I-95 in the left lane when it encountered a pedestrian – wearing dark, non-reflective clothing – walking across the travel lane. Despite the driver’s attempts, he could not stop the Toyota in time and, due to traffic, was not able to change lanes. The pedestrian was struck and died at the scene.

According to police, a 2012 Toyota Corolla was traveling south on I-95 in the left lane when it encountered a pedestrian, who was wearing dark, non-reflective clothing and was walking across the travel lane. Police say the driver tried to avoid the pedestrian, but couldn’t stop in time and due to traffic, wasn’t able to change lanes. The pedestrian, who police identified as 36-year-old Jeremy D. Collins of Providence Forge, was struck and died at the scene.

The driver of the Corolla, a 21-year-old Fredericksburg man, was transported to Fairfax Inova Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He will not be charged.

The incident remains under investigation.

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