Bicyclist killed, another rider critically injured; SUV driver in custody in Henrico

 Cyclist killed on Osborne Turnpike in Henrico County.
Posted at 10:43 AM, Aug 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-13 14:47:06-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- An 18-year-old man is in custody after a bicyclist was killed and another rider was critically injured after being hit in eastern Henrico County Saturday morning.

Officers were called to the intersection of Osborne Turnpike and Village Field Lane around 7:15 a.m. for a crash involving an SUV and two bicyclists, Lt. Matthew Pecka with Henrico Police said.

"Two bicyclists and a Ford Explorer were traveling South on Osborne Turnpike near the entrance to the Village at Osbourne Community when the crash occurred," Pecka said. "The Ford SUV... struck both bicyclists, who were identified as adult females."

One bicyclist, 49-year-old Carla Holland of Richmond, succumbed to her injuries at the scene, according to Pecka.

The other rider was taken to VCU Medical Center and was in critical condition at last check, according to police.

"Both bicyclists were wearing protective cycling equipment," Pecka sai

 Cyclist killed on Osborne Turnpike in Henrico County.
Cyclist killed on Osborne Turnpike in Henrico County.

The driver of the SUV, Jeffrey Brooks of Richmond, remained on the scene, according to Pecka.

Brooks was charged with manslaughter and driving under the influence.

He is being held without bond at the Henrico County Sheriff’s Office.

"Police continue their investigation into this crash and will work alongside the families of this tragic crash," officials wrote.

Officers said the HPD crash team is on the scene investigating.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email to send a tip.

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