Police ID woman killed ‘lying in’ Hull Street Road

Posted at 7:56 AM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 16:58:18-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Police have released the name of a woman officers said was "lying in the roadway" along Route 360 when she was struck and killed Thursday morning in Chesterfield County.

Police reported a driver struck the woman in the 6600 block of Hull Street Road near Chippenham Parkway at about 6:40 a.m. Thursday.

"At this point, investigators are still trying to determine why the woman, identified as Phyllis L. Lewis, 65, was in the road," police said.

Police said Lewis, of the 6500 block of Sexton Drive, died at the scene.

Authorities said the driver of the car who struck the victim was not injured, stopped and immediately called police.

"Just before the Toyota struck Lewis, a light-colored, hard-top Jeep Wrangler that was traveling in front of the Toyota swerved to avoid Lewis," officials said. "There is no indication that the Jeep, which had multiple stickers on its back window, struck Lewis, but police would like to speak with the Jeep’s driver about what he/she saw."

Police continue their investigation into this crash and urge anyone with information to contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.

This is a developing story. Witnesses can send news tips, photos, and video here.

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