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Richmond man charged in fiery New Kent crash

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A Richmond man faces a reckless driving charge in a fiery crash which sent five people to the hospital.

Carlos Perez 28, was charged in connection with the crash on Interstate 64 at mile marker 207, which closed lanes for around two-and-a-half hours Thursday morning.

Perez is being treated at VCU Medical Center along with four other passengers. All suffered serious injuries in the crash.

Police say Perez was driving a multi-passenger van when it ran off the road into the woods and caught fire around 6:18 a.m., forcing traffic to detour from exits 205 to 211.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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