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Richmond man charged in Route 1 crash

Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 12:20 pm

A Richmond man was charged with reckless driving following a car accident yesterday.

Virginia State Police Trooper D. Melson responded to a single-vehicle crash Route 1 Southbound south of Green Road in Caroline County on Wednesday, July 23 at 5:41 p.m.

A 2014 Ryder Truck was traveling south on Route 1 when it ran off the road to the left, struck a utility pole and box, and then hit a tree.

The driver, Yakuva Nimaga, 26, of Richmond, and a passenger were transported to Spotsylvania Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Nimaga was charged with Reckless Driving. Both were wearing seatbelts.

Troopers cleared the scene at 7:31 p.m.