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UPDATE: After consultation with the Hanover Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, a juvenile licensed driver has been charged with reckless driving in connection to the motor vehicle crash that took the life of Ms. Suzanne O’Donnell on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
Investigators continue to work closely with the Hanover Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in order to prepare for a successful prosecution.
“Our investigators conducted a thorough investigation and after consultation with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, determined the appropriate charge to be reckless driving. We respectfully encourage our community to keep the O’Donnell family and all those affected by this tragedy in their thoughts and prayers,” said Colonel David R. Hines, sheriff.
UPDATE: The pedestrian that was struck in this crash has been identified as Suzanne O’Donnell. Regrettably, Ms. O’Donnell passed away today, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, as a result of the injuries she sustained from this crash.
Investigators are still collecting information to determine the circumstances that led to this tragic incident.
We extend our sincerest condolences to the family of Suzanne O’Donnell during this difficult time.
Hanover, VA – On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at approximately 6:28 a.m., deputies responded to the 9100 block of Kings Charter Drive for a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash. Once on scene, deputies located an adult female suffering from serious injuries after being struck by a 2008 Dodge Caliber. The victim was immediately transported by Hanover Fire-EMS to a local hospital.
Preliminary investigation reveals the vehicle was traveling southbound on Kings Charter Drive, crossed both lanes of travel, and collided with the victim who was walking northbound on Kings Charter Drive near the intersection of Stephens Manor Drive.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637 (CRIMES), using the keyword “iTip” followed by their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.