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Interstate 95 crash in Colonial Heights takes the life of Virginia man

Chris Graham
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A South Chesterfield man died from injuries in a two-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 95 at the 54-mile marker in Colonial Heights on Tuesday night.

According to Virginia State Police, Luis Raul Acosta Jr., 21, lost control of his vehicle, spun out, and struck a 2015 Mercedes Sprinter van as it was traveling northbound on Interstate 95 at the 54-mile marker near Temple Avenue in Colonial Heights.

Acosta succumbed to injury at the scene. He was wearing his seatbelt.

The driver of the van was not injured.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].