(Virginia State Police)

Speeding Car Wrecks Near Bryant Park

Goes Down Ravine, Striking Several Trees

May 03, 2019 - 11:48 am

Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) --  State Police say a driver, seen walking along I-195 early this morning, wrecked his speeding car in a ravine near the intersection of the interstate and I-64 West this morning.  The driver, who will likely face charges, was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.  

State Police say at approximately 3:29 a.m., a State  Trooper was stopped, monitoring northbound I-195 traffic when a red Dodge Challenger entered the trooper's radar at a high rate of speed.  The trooper activated his lights in an attempt to pull out and stop the vehicle, but quickly lost sight of the vehicle.  Several minutes later, Police say a man was walking in the roadway of northbound I-195.  A wrecked red Dodge Challenger was located down a ravine at northbound I-195 at the ramp to westbound I-64.  

The trooper's preliminary investigation reveals that a 2013 Dodge Challenger was traveling at a high rate of speed northbound I-195.  Police say driver lost control, running off road, then striking the bridge wall forcing the vehicle over the wall.  The car then traveled several 100 feet down a ravine, and finally coming to rest after striking several trees. 

The driver is not believed to have  been wearing his seat belt.