Police hunt for driver who left deadly crash scene

Posted at 6:36 PM, May 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-09 07:25:25-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) --Police are looking for the person who drove away from a deadly crash that killed one motorcyclist and injured another.

The crash happened on Monday afternoon, on Warwick Road near Dorset in South Richmond. Police the motorcyclist were heading eastbound on Warwick Road near Dorset, when a car travelling westbound turned in front of them.

Both motorcyclists were ejected from their bikes on impact and were taken to VCU Medical Center. Delvin Edmonds, age 34, died at the hospital, while the other man suffered a broken leg.

His family tells us that Edmonds followed the rules of the road and was always a safe rider.

“He did all the things he could do possible to stop and control the bike.  But there was no way that he could,” said his father, Paul Edmonds.

Edmonds is survived by a wife and two children.

"He loved to ride.  I loved to ride with him.  He took my fear of riding out,” said his wife Carla Edmonds.

Wanda Edmonds read from an inspirational book written by her son, who she says also loved gospel music—he recorded several CD’s.

"We are put in the place or are given the opportunity to come into contact with the person or people that will help us,” was the passage she read.”Yeah, it's a beautiful book.  And he left us something behind."

Investigators continue to search for the hit-and-run driver of the Camry. "I want to make sure that whoever did this is brought to justice,” said his wife Carla.

All said they are leaning on their faith, as Delvin did, to get them through.

"God chose to take him home,” said his father. “He's at rest."

Richmond police tell CBS 6 that they have some strong leads in this case.  Anyone with information about this hit and run, should call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word "ITIP" followed by your tip.

Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.