65-year-old woman struck, killed by SUV on Mechanicsville Turnpike

Hanover County

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A pedestrian was struck and killed in Hanover Saturday night, according to authorities. 

It happened about 9:30 p.m. on Mechanicsville Turnpike near the Bell Creek Road intersection, according to police. A woman was injured after being struck by an SUV. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she later died. 

Police identified the victim as Dinese Elizabeth Smith, 65, of Drakes Branch. 

An investigation revealed the SUV was traveling eastbound on Mechanicsville Turnpike when it collided with the pedestrian who was attempting to cross traffic in an unlit section of the roadway.

Anyone with further 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.

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