RPD identify man who died in southside Richmond crash

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Wednesday evening near the city’s Manchester neighborhood.

Richmond Police tell 8News the accident occurred shortly after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Commerce Road and Decatur Street.

Police said that a car, driven by Damon L. Whitehead, 43, of the 600 block of North Laburnum Avenue, made a sharp right turn crossing into the median of Commerce Road. The vehicle struck a “No Parking” sign before colliding with a concrete wall on the southwest corner of the intersection where the vehicle came to rest.

Whitehead was transported to VCU Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Preliminary reports show he may have suffered a medical emergency shortly before the collision. The medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Investigators with the Crash Team interviewed witnesses and took measurements. 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, Det. Larry Walker at (804) 646-1709 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.

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