On July 10th at Richmond, police responded to North Arthur Ashe Blvd after multiple reports of a multi-vehicle crash. After an initial investigation, police determined that the driver of the 6th vehicle that had been traveling northbound along Arthur Ashe Blvd had slammed into the back of the parked fifth vehicle. The driver of that vehicle has been identified as Ms. Acacia L. Gross.
Ms. Gross’s vehicle was hit at such a rate that the vehicle went airborne, eventually landing in a nearby parking lot. Ms. Gross passed at a local hospital as a result of her injuries two days later. Acacia L. Gross, known as Caci, was 20-years-old at the time of the crash.
The chain reaction of the accident continued after the accused driver, Susan A. Bain, had struck Ms. Gross’s vehicle. The crash overall involved six vehicles, resulted in one fatality, and four other people involved sustained injuries of varying degrees.
On July 20th, Richmond Police identified the driver of the sixth vehicle as Susan A. Bain and filed charges for aggravated manslaughter. Richmond Police are still investigating the accident to determine exactly what happened and under what circumstances the injuries and the extent of the crash were so severe. It is probable that investigators will require extensive time to fully understand what happened here on July 10th and what factors were present to create this type of crash.
Susan A. Bain now waits to face aggravated manslaughter charges. The police have not released details regarding the ages of any of the victims or any details related to the accident. In fact, anyone who had witnessed the accident or may have information should contact the local Richmond Police department about the traffic crash. Crime Stoppers has also created a hotline where people can call and provide information regarding the crash anonymously at 804-780-1000. If you’ve been involved in an accident, call our Virginia car accident law firm today.