Virginia State Police identify 24-year-old victim in fatal hit and run

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police just identified the victim who died in a fatal hit and run that happened on Route 288 southbound early Saturday morning.

Police say that Matthew R. Santiago, 24 of North Chesterfield County got out of the car along Route 288 to check on a mechanical issue around 1:15 a.m. While he was out of the vehicle, he was hit by a dark-colored pickup truck which fled the scene.

Santiago died at the scene.

Anyone who may have information about the dark-colored pickup truck or about the crash is asked to please contact the Virginia State Police at (804) 553-3445 or #77 on a cell phone, or email

The incident remains under investigation by the Virginia State Police Trooper M. Meyer and the Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction team.

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