A Kenyan man died after his car crashed and caught fire in Richmond, Virginia on Wednesday. The man identified as Wa Martin was fleeing his home in Richmond after he stabbed and badly wounded his wife following a confrontation, according to reports.
Henrico police went to the 2300 block of Fon Du Lac Road at around 8 am Wednesday following a report of a victim with traumatic injuries, NBC12 reports.
The victim, a woman whose identity was not revealed, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
An hour later, officers were called to the Exit 177 ramp on I-64 West for a report of a vehicle on fire in the woods. The burning car was found in a wooded ditch, with Henrico firefighters using foam to extinguish the fire.
It is claimed the car was being driven at a high rate of speed when it veered off the highway and landed in a ditch before catching fire.
Police said the driver of the car was the suspect in a domestic incident where a woman was found with trauma. The man later succumbed to his injuries.
Investigations into the two incidents commenced immediately, police said.