Man killed walking near Henrico shopping center was hit twice

Posted at 6:08 AM, Aug 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-04 09:34:29-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — The man killed walking on Staples Mill Road Friday night was hit by two cars, according to Henrico Police spokeswoman Capt. Linda Toney. One car stopped, the other did not.

Raymond L. Smith, Jr., 48, of St. Johns Wood Drive, was pronounced dead the scene.

“A Dodge Nitro driven by an adult male was traveling north on Staples Mill Road when it struck the pedestrian,” Capt. Toney said. “The driver of the Dodge Nitro stopped at the scene.  A second vehicle struck the pedestrian and left the scene without stopping.”

The incident happened near Cross Ridge Shopping Center in Glen Allen. The driver of the Nitro told  CBS 6 said he swerved to avoid the pedestrian.

“Neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors in this accident concerning the driver of the vehicle that stopped at the scene.  There is no description of the hit and run vehicle,” Capt. Toney said. “At this time, no charges have been placed.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.