Police ID driver, vehicle involved in Henrico fatal hit-and-run

UPDATE: Police have identified the vehicle and driver involved in Sunday’s fatal hit-and-run crash.

Henrico Police told 8News that no charges have been filed at this time.

“The crash remains under investigation and crash team members will be consulting with the Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office on any potential charges,” Henrico Police said.

This is a developing story. Stay with 8News online and on air for the latest updates.


HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Henrico County Police are working to investigate what happened after a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash Sunday night.

The incident happened in the 10200 block of Patterson Avenue around 10:25 p.m. Police say the victim, 24-year-old Emmanuel Isaiah DeJesus, was walking eastbound on Patterson Avenue near Kings Crossing Apartments when a car hit him from behind.

The driver kept going, but a Good Samaritan stopped and stayed with “Manny” until police arrived.

“I just really want to thank the lady that called it in,” Dejesus’ younger brother, Mansoor DeJesus, told 8News. “I really do want to thank her. That just shows there’s still people out here who care.”

DeJesus was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Henrico Police said that their crash team is currently investigating for clues to find who is responsible.

Meanwhile, heartbroken family members are desperate for answers and have created a GoFundMe page to help pay for DeJesus’ funeral expenses. Click here if you wish to donate.

“He had a heart of gold,” Dejesus’ mother, Monica DeJesus, told 8News. “He was a good soul and he didn’t deserve to die like this.”

The victim’s brother is also pleading for the responsible to turn themselves in.

Mansoor DeJesus.

“At this point, you’ve got to come forward,” he said. “You know, people make mistakes. It’s hard to understand, but we do understand it, you know. Just come forward.”

This is a developing story. Stay with 8News online and on air for the latest updates.

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