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Victim identified in five-vehicle crash in Henrico County

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Henrico police respond to fatal vehicle crash

Henrico Police is currently on scene of a fatal multi-vehicle crash. Police said one woman was pronounced dead at the scene as well as a dog. River Road between North Ridge Road and College Road will be closed for most of the afternoon into the evening.

RTD - A1 June 3, 2022

Henrico County police have identified an 80-year-old Richmond woman as the victim in a five-vehicle crash near the 7100 block of River Road at around 2 p.m. Friday.

Lorena B. Harris and a dog were pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, the preliminary investigation revealed a Chevrolet Silverado driven by Dennis Vernell Johnson, 62, of Gloucester was driving west on River Road, crossed into oncoming traffic and sideswiped a Lexus SUV. The truck continued west, rear-ending a Ford sedan and pushing it into the eastbound lane, where an Audi SUV struck the vehicle, crashing through a fence.

The truck continued west, where it hit a Chevrolet SUV waiting to make a turn from Westhampton Parkway. The truck continued across an embankment and flipped onto its roof at South Ridge and River roads. Johnson then crawled from the vehicle.

He has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

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