Cyclist killed, another cyclist seriously injured; SUV driver in custody
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – An 18-year-old man is in custody after a cyclist was killed and another cyclist was seriously injured after being hit in eastern Henrico County on Saturday morning.
Officers were called to the intersection of Osborne Turnpike and Village Field Lane around 7:15 a.m. to an accident involving an SUV and two cyclists, Henrico Police Lt. Matthew Pecka said.
“Two cyclists and a Ford Explorer were traveling south on Osborne Turnpike near the entrance to the village of Osbourne Community when the accident happened,” Pecka said. “The Ford SUV … struck the two cyclists, who were identified as adult women.”
A cyclist, Carla Holland, 49, of Richmond, died of her injuries at the scene, according to Pecka.
The other runner was taken to VCU Medical Center and was in critical condition when last checked, police said.
“Both cyclists were wearing protective gear for cycling,” Pecka sai said.
The driver of the SUV, Jeffrey Brooks of Richmond, remained at 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 are continuing to investigate this accident and will work alongside the families of this tragic accident,” officials wrote.
Officers said the HPD crash team was on scene to investigate.
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