Driver turns himself in after deadly Chesterfield crash

Posted at 10:29 AM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 17:30:03-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- One person was killed, one person was hurt, and one person is in police custody following a crash Monday morning in Chesterfield.

A vehicle crashed into a tree and overturned on Kingston Avenue at about 9:07 a.m., according to Chesterfield Police.

"One of the passengers in the vehicle was ejected and died as a result of those injuries," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson wrote in an email. "His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin."

Police say a second passenger remained with the vehicle, but the driver of the vehicle left the area on foot after the crash.

That driver, identified as Devontae B. Woodley, 26, turned himself in to authorities a while later.

The Petersburg man has been arrested and charged with felony hit and run, reckless driving and not possessing a valid operator's license.

He is currently being held at the Chesterfield County Jail on a $25,000 secured bond.

Kingston between Route 10 and Liberty Way was closed due to the crash.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can submit a news tip here.

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