Woman charged in deadly New Year’s Day hit-and-run that killed pregnant mom

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Police have arrested a 42-year-old woman in connection with a New Year’s Day hit-and-run that left a 17-year-old pregnant mother dead.

Sherica D. Nelson, of Chamberlayne Avenue in Henrico County, has been charged with felony hit-and-run resulting in death. Police say she was behind the wheel of a vehicle that struck 17-year-old Tionna Hill on Midlothian Turnpike in the early-morning hours of January 1.

The teen, who was the mother of two and had another child on the way, was rushed to an area hospital where she later died. 

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to call Crash Team Investigator D. Olson at (804) 646-1664 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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