Police ID driver killed in wrong-way I-195 crash

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — One person was killed and four others were sent to the hospital Tuesday night after a two-vehicle crash in Richmond

The crash occurred just before 11 p.m. at the Downtown Expressway at I-195 near the Cary Street exit.

Police say that a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe with four occupants, including the driver, was traveling westbound on the downtown expressway toward I-195 when a silver 1999 Toyota Corolla struck the vehicle in a head-on collision.

The driver of the Corolla was operating the car in the wrong direction of the expressway at the time of the collision, police say.

The driver of the Toyota Corolla, 45-year-old Eugene J. Driscoll, Jr. of Midlothian, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The four occupants of the Santa Fe were transported to a local hospital with one suffering from life-threatening injuries and the other three transported with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Sgt. Scott Jones at 804-646-1369 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens may also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

This is a developing story. Stay with 8News online and on air for the latest updates.

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