Police ID man killed after crashing into tree on Rt. 288 exit in Chesterfield

Image courtesy of Virginia State Police

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — One man died Monday afternoon in a crash on an exit ramp from Route 288 onto Ironbridge Road in Chesterfield County when his vehicle ran off the road and into a tree.

Police said the incident happened at 3:51 p.m.

When Virginia State Police responded to the scene, they said they found a man, later identified as 29-year-old Joseph Christopher Ward of North Chesterfield, dead at the scene in a pickup.

After investigating, they said the man was driving a pickup truck southbound on Route 288 when the truck hit the right guardrail then veered left and then right again before traveling 800 feet and then off the road and into a tree.

Ward was wearing his seatbelt, police said. The crash remains under investigation.

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