2017-03-15 / News Briefs



Police seek assistance in fatal hit and run

Virginia State Police are seeking the public’s assistance in regards to a fatal hit and run that occurred March 11 on state Route 288.

At around 1:15 a.m., a Chevrolet vehicle pulled over to the side of the road roughly half a mile south of Courthouse Road because of mechanical issues. The passenger, Matthew R. Santiago, 24, of North Chesterfield, got out to check the car and was struck by a dark-colored pickup truck. The pickup truck driver did not stop, and Santiago died at the scene.

Anyone with information about the crash or the dark-colored pickup is asked to contact state police at 553-3445 or email

Driver dies after single-vehicle crash

County police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred March 11 at the intersection of Iron Bridge Road and Irongate Drive.

At about 10:10 p.m., a 1988 Chevrolet GMT400 was traveling east on Iron Bridge Road when it crossed the median into the opposite lane of travel. The truck then left the road, striking a tree and a traffic signal pole. Caleb E. Martin, 19, of the 6500 block of Leisure Terrace, was transported to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. He later died as a result of those injuries.

Police investigate fatal crash

County police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred March 9 at the intersection of Old Bermuda Hundred Road and Ramblewood Drive.

At about 4:25 p.m., a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu was turning left from Old Bermuda Hundred onto Ramblewood Drive when it was struck by a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado. The driver of the Malibu suffered non-life threatening injuries and the passenger, Kimberly L. Gurganus, suffered life-threatening injuries. Both were transported to VCU Medical Center. The driver of the Silverado was transported to John Randolph Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Gurganus, 47, of the 800 block of West Harbour Drive in Chesterfield, died as a result of her injuries.

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