2018-01-24 / News Briefs



Pedestrian fatally struck by car

County police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred in the 10000 block of Hull Street Road on Jan. 21.

At about 1:21 a.m., police say an adult male pedestrian was crossing the eastbound lanes of Hull Street Road when he was struck by a Cadillac sedan. The driver of the vehicle immediately stopped.

The victim, Jonathan Keyes, 45, of the 10200 block of Hull Street Road, was transported to an area hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries. As of press time Monday, no charges had been filed.

Man dies in house fire

A man was killed in a house fire that took place the morning of Jan. 16.

County fire and EMS crews responded at 7:13 a.m. to a report of a house fire in the 4000 block of West Terrace. Upon arriving, fire crews found heavy smoke coming from the front of the house.

Firefighters entered the home and found an adult occupant on the first floor. John Brown, 73, was transported to Chippenham Medical Center, where he died of injuries suffered in the fire.

The Chesterfield County Fire Marshal’s Office is currently investigating the cause of the fire.

Man killed in single vehicle crash

A man was killed in a single-vehicle crash at the interchange of state Route 288 and Iron Bridge Road on Jan. 15.

Virginia State Police responded to the crash, which took place at the southbound Route 288 ramp to eastbound Iron Bridge Road, at approximately 3:50 p.m. A preliminary investigation reveals that Joseph Christopher Ward, 29, of the 3000 block of Waddington Drive, was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado southbound on 288 when he veered right and struck the guardrail. The impact caused Ward to veer left, striking the guardrail on the left shoulder.

Ward veered right again and traveled along the right shoulder guardrail at the exit to Iron Bridge Road. When Ward reached the end of the guardrail, he ran off the road, striking a tree. Ward was the lone occupant of the vehicle, and succumbed to his injuries at the scene. He was wearing his seatbelt.

The crash remains under investigation.

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