News: 2 dead in multi-vehicle crash on Richmond’s northside

RICHMOND, VA – Police say a driver who ran a red light caused a multi-vehicle crash that killed two people in Richmond on Thanksgiving night, WRIC reports.

According to Richmond police, the driver of a white pickup truck went through the light at the intersection of Chamberlayne Avenue and Brookland Park Boulevard on the north side of the city shortly before 8 p.m.

The pickup truck initially hit two vehicles, including an SUV. The impact sent those three vehicles into three other cars that were stopped on Brookland Park Boulevard. Police said both occupants of the SUV were killed, a woman who died at the scene and a man who was pronounced dead later at a hospital. Their identities were not immediately released.

All other vehicle occupants received minor injuries.

Police said charges are pending against the driver of the pickup truck, whose name was not released.

The area was shut down to traffic for several hours for the police investigation.

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