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Driver of car in hit and run that killed 74-year-old woman surrenders to police

Posted at 4:52 PM, Jun 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-26 20:28:21-04

RICHMOND, Va. – An arrest has been made by Richmond Police in the fatal hit and run that killed one and injured four people on Wednesday night.

The suspect, Ronald D. Jeffers, 28, of the 5900 block of Westower Drive, turned himself in to police Friday at the Richmond Justice Center.

The fatal crash that occurred in the 6000 block of Jahnke Road at approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday.

“We appreciate the community’s help in this case,” said Lt. Thomas Nolan with the Traffic Unit. “As a result of its assistance and the information provided, this individual turned himself in to law enforcement.”

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The day after the crash, Richmond Police identified the woman who died at the scene, and also said they have recovered the vehicle involved in the crash. The driver of the Suzuki, Della L. Fields, 74, of the 100 block of East 36th Street, was pronounced dead at the scene. Passengers in the Suzuki and the driver of the Toyota were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A gold 2000 Chrysler 300, driven by Jeffers, was traveling northbound on Newell Road when it struck the side of a 2005 Suzuki XL7 headed east on Jahnke Road. Jeffers continued driving north on Newell Road without stopping.

The Suzuki collided with a 1992 Toyota Paseo traveling west on Jahnke Road before it swerved left and overturned. The SUV subsequently struck a fourth vehicle that was parked and unoccupied.