Weeks after young mother killed in hit and run, Chesterfield Police still looking for leads

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Chesterfield Police are asking for the public’s help again after a fatal hit and run on September 30th.

Investigators say 30-year-old Selene Galvan-Santos died after she was hit by a car around 3:20 a.m.

She was walking in the road near Chesterfield Village Apartments, where police say she lived with her husband and young children.

Chesterfield Police are asking for the public's help again after a fatal hit and run on September 30th.

Now police want to get her story out again — desperately hoping tips will come forward so this case does not turn cold.

Nearly seven weeks later, a memorial of teddy bears and flowers still sits near 600 Chinaberry Drive where she was killed.

“Residents are driving by this memorial every day,” said Sergeant J.R. Lamb with Chesterfield County Police. ‘They see this every day and its one of those things where I know it weighs on every one of them.”

Chesterfield Police are asking for the public's help again after a fatal hit and run on September 30th.

The memorial serves as a reminder of the life lived by Galvan-Santos.

Police are still looking for the person responsible for this deadly hit and run, but have received few tips from witnesses.

“Crime Solvers has not received a single phone call on this case, which is unusual,” said Lamb.

Chesterfield Police believe there may be a language or cultural barrier in this case.

Security cameras for the apartment complex point towards the road where this young mother was killed, but investigators say they have been no help.

Chesterfield Police are asking for the public's help again after a fatal hit and run on September 30th.

“The problem is we don’t have video,” said Lamb.  

“Those cameras were knocked out due to the tornadoes that came through this area just the week prior. So those cameras were not functioning.”

Police say the Galvan-Santos and her husband had an argument, which explains why she was out walking at 3 a.m.

Her husband was reportedly a witness to the crash.

Now police are pleading for anonymous tips from September 30th — and for the driver to come forward.

“Tell what happened that night that lead to this crash, and let us get it on record, and get this closure for the family, and for whoever was driving that car — because this has to weigh on them, too,” said Lamb.

Chesterfield Police are asking for the public's help again after a fatal hit and run on September 30th.

Some information Police do have from this crash — they are looking for a dark, foreign-made car, and plates with the digits “4-7-1.”

Crime Solvers is offering a $1000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case. 

Tips and information can be given by calling Chesterfield Police at 804-748-1251, Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660, or submitting a tip through the P3 App.

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