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Richmond Police investigating deadly Chamberlayne Avenue crash that killed pedestrian

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Police Department Crash Team is continuing to investigate a pedestrian-involved car crash on Friday evening that left a woman dead.

On Dec. 2, shortly before 9:30 p.m., officers responded to the 1400 block of Chamberlayne Avenue for a report that a person had been struck by a vehicle.

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Man dead after single vehicle crash in Middlesex County

According to Richmond Police, after the officers arrived on scene, they found the adult female victim, now identified as 64-year-old Nancy Johnson, lying in the northbound lane of the road. Police said she was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene.

A driver of a vehicle involved in the incident stayed at the scene and is cooperating with authorities in the investigation, according to Richmond Police. Officers also believe that a second vehicle was involved in the crash that killed Johnson, and are asking for the public’s assistance in their search for more information.

Chris Ambler occasionally walks along Chamberlayne Avenue . He tells 8news,
he’s doesn’t feel safe when crossing the busy street and has seen multiple
crashes there.

“I haven’t found safe crossing Chamberlayne in a long time. I’ve got a lot of friends who have been hit on their bike while they’ve been riding on Chamberlayne,” says Ambler. “You know I’ve seen a lot of accidents at this particular intersection. Over the course of the last two years, I’ve probably seen 10 accidents and that’s just when I’m here and that’s not
very often.”

Mike Upchurch crosses this street multiple times a week. Just like Ambler, he has concerns when trying to cross Chamberlayne Avenue.

“You make a run for it and it’s extremely dangerous. There’s only a small gap where you can cross the street. The challenge in this neighborhood, there’s a lot of people who walk and bike, and there’s just not enough of a way to cross the street between the gap,” says Upchurch.

The city’s medical examiner will determine the victim’s cause and manner of death.

Anyone who may have seen the crash or has additional details is asked to call the Richmond Police Department Crash Team Investigator Det. Drago at 804-646-1369 or submit a web tip through P3 Tips.

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