Richmond police investigate two fatal DUI crashes

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Richmond police are investigating two fatal DUI collisions that that occurred over the weekend. 

According to the Richmond Police Department, on Nov. 17 around 10:25 p.m. officers were called to Richmond Parkway, south of West Macdonald Ave. for a hit and run. 

Investigators say a vehicle with three people inside was stopped for the railroad crossing arms when a suspect rear-ended the car at a high rate speed. 

The suspect fled the scene but officers were able to locate him.

Two of the occupants in the car sustained moderate injuries but the third occupant, a 45-year-old woman from Richmond, suffered critical injuries. 

She was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. 

The suspect, Marcus Wolfe,42, was arrested and charged with murder, felony DUI and felony hit and run.

On Nov. 18 at 1:25 a.m. officers responded to Richmond to Richmond Parkway, west of Goodrick Ave. for a solo vehicle collision into a tree.

Responding officers found a black 4-door car that slammed into a tree in the center median on Richmond Parkway.

The driver, a 28-year-old man from Antioch, was the only occupant in the vehicle. He died at the scene. 

Based on the officers’ preliminary investigation, speed and alcohol may be factors in the deadly crash. 

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