(Virginia State Police)

Good Samaritans Killed On 288

Two of Three People Killed In Wednesday's Triple-Fatal

June 28, 2018 - 5:17 pm

Goochland, VA (wrva.com) - Virginia State Police say two of the three people killed in a triple-fatal accident on Route 288 Southbound in Goochland County were helping the third driver after she hit a deer.  State Police say the incident began when a 2015 Mercedes CLA 250, driven by Linli Xu, 25, of Midlothian, Va., hit a deer and became disabled in the left lane. 

Police says a 2006 Chevrolet Suburban occupied by Justin C. Ransome, 41, of Midlothian, Va., and Amy Lee Abbott, 45, of Glen Allen, Va., pulled over on the right shoulder, got out of their vehicle, and went over to Xu to provide assitance.  A 2016 Audi Q5, driven by Claire C. Carr, 53, of North Chesterfield, Va. was traveling southbound in the lane and came upon the Mercedes.  In attempt to avoid striking the vehicle, Carr veered to the left striking Xu, Ransome, and Abbott that were standing to the left of the Mercedes.  

Ransome, Abbott, and Xu all died at the scene.  Charges are pending.  Carr was not injured.