Man charged with hit-and-run after 6-year-old struck in Richmond

Linwood Eddleton (Photo: Richmond Police)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) —  Police have made an arrest after a 6-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle on Monday evening

Police say the hit-and-run happened at 4:38 p.m. in the 2100 block of Littlepage Street. The child was leaving an ice cream truck and was getting ready to cross the street when she was struck.

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She received scratches and bruises, was treated and released, according to Richmond Police.

Authorities later caught and charged a suspect, who police have identified as 45-year-old Linwood Eddleton, of the 2800 block of Wellington Street. Eddleton’s vehicle was located on N. 20th St. by a Richmond Sheriff’s deputy 30 minutes after the incident.

Eddleton has been charged with felony hit and run.

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