UPDATE: The second vehicle involved in this crash has been located and the driver identified. No charges have been filed, and the crash remains under investigation.
HENRICO, Va. (WRIC) — Henrico Police are investigating after they say a police officer struck and killed two pedestrians with his vehicle early Saturday morning.
The incident happened just after 2 a.m. on Williamsburg Road near Aspen Shades Parkway, not far from the intersection with South Laburnum Avenue. Police say the officer was traveling westbound when they struck two people, who both died.
Police later identified the victims as James Alan Joyce Jr., 37, and Mary Oakes Babcock, 36. Both are from New Kent County.
Police say the officer was on duty and was not involved in any type of pursuit when the accident occurred. 8News spoke with Lorenzo Young who works in the area where the accident happened.
“You have got to be real careful out here in these dark roads, you know?” Young said. “Have a light or some reflect[ive] clothes on at night.”
The crash remains under investigation and anyone with information concerning it is asked to contact Henrico Police at (804) 501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.
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