RPS teacher charged with involuntary manslaughter in Midlothian Turnpike crash that killed father of 5


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Richmond Public Schools teacher is accused of running a red light and killing a man while she was driving drunk on Valentine’s Day.

The Richmond Police Department said they arrested 26-year-old Anthoneya A. Hodges, for a fatal two-car crash along Midlothian Turnpike. The crash happened at the intersection of Broad Rock Boulevard at 8:42 p.m., authorities said.

Richmond Public Schools Communications and Media Relations Specialist Danielle Pierce confirmed to 8News Sunday that Hodges is a teacher at Armstrong High School.

Anthoneya A. Hodges

Police said Hodges was traveling down Midlothian Turnpike in a Nissan Kicks when she ran a red light and hit a GMC Suburban, causing it to flip on its side. Witnesses reported that Hodges was driving at a ‘high rate of speed’ before running the red light.

The driver of the Suburban — 30-year-old Rakeem B. Bland died at the scene.

The Richmond teacher was taken into custody and charged with involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence, disregarding a red light and driving on a suspended license.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective G. Drago at (804) 646-1369.

Stay with 8News for updates.



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