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Driver charged with DUI, manslaughter in crash that killed motorcyclist

Posted at 11:13 AM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 17:56:21-05

HOPEWELL, Va. -- A Petersburg woman has been charged with DUI and involuntary manslaughter after a crash Wednesday that killed a motorcyclist in Hopewell.

At approximately 4:44 p.m., officers responded to the intersection at High Avenue and Granby Street for a crash involving a SUV and a motorcycle.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a motorcyclist with life threatening injuries.

Marvin Audie Rollins, 62, of Petersburg was transported to VCU Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Rollins family,” said Hopewell Police Chief Kamran Afzal.

After completing their investigation, Hopewell Police arrested the driver of the SUV, 27-year-old Jamia Josette Boney, of Petersburg.

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Jamia Josette Boney

Boney was charged with involuntary manslaughter, DUI and driving on a suspended license 3rd or subsequent offense.

She is being held without bond at the Riverside Regional Jail.

Hopewell Police is requesting anyone who either witnessed the crash or who may have been traveling in at the time of the collision or have any information to provide, to contact the Hopewell Police Department at (804) 541-2222.

Persons with information who wish to remain anonymous may contact the Hopewell Prince George Crimesolvers hotline in Hopewell at (804) 541-2202 or provide their tip using the P3tips mobile app.