Driver arrested after hit-and-run involving ambulance

Officers searching for pickup truck driver who fled scene
Posted at 7:45 AM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 22:11:53-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A Henrico man turned himself in to Chesterfield Police Tuesday following a hit-and-run crash on Midlothian Turnpike. Police were called to the intersection at Boulders Parkway for the crash, which involved a private ambulance.

The ambulance was turning from the eastbound lanes onto Boulders Parkway when it was struck by a Chevy Silverado pickup headed west on Midlothian Turnpike, according to police.

The driver of the pickup was not at the intersection when police arrived. A K-9 unit responded to the intersection to assist in the search.

Investigators say the ambulance was doing a non-emergency transport to a patient's home at the time of the crash, and no injuries were reported.

Shawn Paxton, 27, was later charged with felony hit and run, reckless driving, and not wearing a seat belt.

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