2017-09-13 / News Briefs



Pedestrian killed on Powhite Parkway

Richmond Police are investigating a pedestrian fatality that occurred Sept. 10 on the Powhite Parkway.

At about 6:21 a.m., a vehicle traveling in the center, southbound EZ-Pass lane of the Powhite Parkway struck a person in the roadway several hundred feet south of the Forest Hill Avenue overpass.

The victim has been identified as Julio Cesar Lopez Cornel, 39, of the 400 block of Lingstorm Lane in North Chesterfield. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene, and has been interviewed by Richmond Police Department Crash Team investigators. The investigation is still in its early stages, and there has been no determination yet regarding possible charges.

Midlothian woman killed in Amelia crash

State police are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred on Sept. 7 at the intersection of state routes 609 and 636.

At about 3:05 p.m., a 2009 Honda Civic traveling east on Route 636 failed to stop at a stop sign, continuing into the path of a 2016 Toyota Sienna van traveling south on Route 609. The van was unable to avoid the Honda and struck it in the side.

The driver of the Honda, Charlotte F. Batchelor, 74, of the 3100 block of Cove View Lane in Midlothian, was flown by helicopter to VCU Medical Center, where she later died. She was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the van, a 69-year-old Pennsylvania man, and his wife were transported to Swift Creek Emergency Center for treatment of minor injuries. Both were wearing seatbelts.

Police investigate Willis Road shooting

County police are investigating a shooting that occurred Sept. 9 at the Sleep Inn hotel in the 2300 block of Willis Road.

Police responded to the hotel for a report of a shooting that occurred at about 4 a.m. Upon arrival, officers located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital, and his injury was not life-threatening.

Anyone with information is asked to contact county police at 748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 748-0660.

School bus crash injures two

A Sept. 7 accident between a school bus and a Jeep sent two people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

The incident, which involved a bus on its way to Matoaca Middle School, occurred at about 8:10 a.m. As the Jeep turned left from Chesterfield Avenue onto Granger Street, it struck the bus, which was traveling west from Chesterfield Avenue onto River Road.

The Jeep struck the rear driver’s side of the bus, and a student and the driver of the Jeep were transported to the hospital. The Jeep’s driver was issued a summons for failure to yield.

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