Hit and run crash on Chippenham injures two, arrest made

Virginia State Police were called to the scene of a hit and run motor vehicle crash on Route 150 southbound at Dalebrook Drive, shortly before 6:30 p.m. on May 30.  Fire and medical personnel from Bensley and Dale fire stations were dispatched for a victim that was trapped in an overturned vehicle. Two people were transported to a hospital after being extricated from the crumpled vehicle.The crash occurred after the driver of a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe rear-ended a 1998 Ford Ranger on the exit ramp to Dalebrook, said Sgt. Thomas Molner of Virginia State Police.  The impact caused the driver of the Ford Ranger to lose control and overturn coming to rest onto the passenger side.  After striking the Ford, the driver of the Chevrolet failed to stop at the scene.  A witness to the crash called 911 and provided information on the suspect vehicle and a be-on-the-lookout (BOL) was given to the Chesterfield County Police Department.  The police department received another call after the Chevrolet driver struck several mail boxes near the area of Strathmore Road. The suspect and the vehicle were later located in Bensley Park by the police department who contacted state police.  The driver of the Tahoe was taken into custody by state police and charged with reckless driving and felony hit and run.  The investigation remains on-going.     Driver:  Joseph W. Agee, 26, Henrico, Ranger Driver:  30 year-old male of Chesterfield, Passenger:  30 year-old male of Chesterfield.

House fire displaces resident

Chesterfield County fire marshals have determined that a house fire at 2901 Kingsdale Road on May 29 at 8:33 a.m., was accidental but they were unable to determine an exact cause. A neighbor called 911 shortly after 8:30 a.m. to report the fire. Fire and medical personnel from Centralia, Chester, Dutch gap and Bensley fire stations along with county police, a tactical safety officer and two battalion chiefs were dispatched to the emergency. Fire crews arrived to see heavy fire and smoke coming from the front of the home. It took fire crews approximately thirty minutes to control the fire.Fire officials said there were no injuries and one resident was displaced as a result of the fire. The resident is being assisted by family members.


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