Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend

Police identify Kilmarnock man, 60, as victim of Hanover crash on I-295


State police have identified the victim of Monday’s fatal crash on Interstate

295 in Hanover County as 60-year-old Julian A. Ritch of Kilmarnock.

Police said Ritch was traveling in a 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis at low speed due to a tire blowout. As he proceeded north on I-295, his vehicle was struck from behind by a 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck about 9:14 a.m. at the 37 mile marker.

After striking the Mercury, the pickup traveled into the median and struck a tree. Due to the impact of the crash, the Mercury veered into the right lane and came to rest sideways, police said.

Ritch, who was not wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene. The driver of the pickup, Juan R. Sanabia,

29, of Bethesda, Md., was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatenin­g injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt.

No charges have been filed in the crash, which remains under investigat­ion.

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