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Police: Driver kills mother of 4 on Chesterfield road

Posted at 2:48 PM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 10:40:33-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Police in Chesterfield continued their search Monday for the hit-and-run driver who struck Selene Galvan-Santos.

Galvan-Santos, a 30-year-old mother of four, died at the hospital.

She was struck walking near her Marbrett Drive home in the Chesterfield Village apartment at about 3:20 a.m. Sunday, September 30.

Friends were not sure why she was out walking so late at night, but said she was known to walk to the Wawa, about a half mile from her home, to get food.

Those loved ones described Galvan-Santos as a sweet, outgoing mother who loved her four young kids.

Selene Galvan-Santos

Suspect's vehicle has '417' license plate

Chesterfield investigators are searching for new details about the car involved and person driving it.

The suspect's vehicle was described as a dark-colored, foreign make sedan with a partial license plate containing the numbers “417.”

"The investigation has revealed that unknown persons had driven through the area of this crash immediately after it occurred," officials said. "Investigators are interested in speaking with these unknown persons and they are urged to contact police."

Chesterfield Police investigate a fatal hit-and-run crash.

She lived in Chesterfield with her husband and children.

Her family was in the process of raising money to help pay to transport her body back to her native Mexico for burial.

A donation link will be provided here once it becomes available.

Neighbors react

Craig Butts lives down the street from the Chesterfield Village apartments.

He was shocked to learn about the fatal hit-and-run in his community.

“It was a mother? Oh my God.  It’s sickening, what you going to tell the children?” asked Butts.

Butts cannot understand how someone wouldn`t stop and help after hitting another person with a car.

“That person has to live with what they did. Especially when they go ahead and see balloons up for the person that they hit,” he said.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help Galvan Santo's family pay for funeral expenses and send her body home. 

Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251, Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 App.