89-year-old woman struck, killed by hit-and-run driver in Henrico County

Henrico County

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Henrico Police say an 89-year-old woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in the county’s east end Friday morning.

Lt. Matthew Pecka said police were called to the incident shortly after 9 a.m. Officers found an elderly woman dead with “signs of trauma.”

Investigators say a vehicle that was traveling south on E. Laburnum Avenue near Bolling Road hit the woman, later identified as 89-year-old Rosa Brown, who was walking on the road’s shoulder.

The vehicle did not stay at the scene of the crash, Lt. Pecka said. Police are now looking for the driver.

Neighbors of Brown said she lived in the area where she was hit and killed. A grief-stricken neighbor told 8News Brown was a kind woman with grandchildren.

“It’s terrible you know, that no one stopped to see if she was OK. What if she could have been saved,” Erin Yates, Brown’s neighbor, told 8News through tears.

Yates said they helped each other out when they could.

“She would come and talk to me, ask me how my day was, if I ever needed anything,” Yates explained. “It’s a great loss, she was a great person.”

This incident marks the ninth pedestrian killed in Henrico County in 2019. Yates shared her feelings towards the driver with 8News on Friday.

“You should feel guilty,” she said to whoever was driving the car. “You are guilty.”

Anyone with information about where the driver is located or any other information about the deadly crash is asked to contact police at 804-501-5000 or 804-780-1000.

Stay with 8News for updates on this developing story.

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