Driver escapes from sinking vehicle in Richmond County

RICHMOND COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A motorist in Richmond County was unharmed after their vehicle drove off a bridge and plunged into a body of water early Monday morning.

The wreck occurred on the Downing Bridge near Route 360. According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, the driver was wearing a seatbelt but managed to escape from the vehicle without injury as it sank into the water.

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