VSP Investigating Hit & Run Of Two Bicyclists On Route 151 Near Brents – Updated W/Suspect Info 4:05 PM

Traffic was stopped Saturday night around 9PM along Route 151 near Rhue Hollow Road as the Virginia State Police investigated a hit and run accident. May 29, 2021
Photo By Nikki Chambers : In the left side of this photo, traffic was stopped Saturday night around 9:30 PM along Route 151 near Rhue Hollow Road as the Virginia State Police investigated a hit and run accident. May 29, 2021

Near Rhue Hollow Road & Route 151
Nelson County, Virginia

By Tommy Stafford

Verbatim info from VSP immediately below:

Virginia State Police Trooper T. Hackenbracht is investigating a hit-and-run crash in Nelson County. The crash occurred at 9:30 p.m. Saturday (May 29) on Route 151, approximately 1/10 of a mile south of Devils Backbone Brewery.

Two bicyclists were traveling south on Route 151 to the far right of the lane when they were struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. One bicyclist, a 54-year-old female from Pennsylvania, was transported to UVA Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The second bicyclist, a 36-year-old female from Pennsylvania, suffered minor injuries.

Both women were wearing helmets with headlights and reflective vests. Their bicycles were equipped with flashing lights.

Evidence collected at the scene suggests the striking vehicle was a dark gray 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited. The Jeep Cherokee will be missing its side passenger mirror and may have a damaged right headlight. It may have additional damage to the front passenger side.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Virginia State Police at 434-352-7128 or email questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

Corinne N. Geller

Public Relations Director

Virginia State Police

Original Post:

BRL has learned the Virginia State Police is looking for a hit and run driver that ran into two bicyclists Friday night on Route 151 then left the scene. The cyclists were headed south on 151 just past a bridge near Rhue Hollow when they were hit.

We are awaiting more details on the description of the truck and will post that information as soon as we have it. We understand as of late last night, both cyclists were still alive but the extent of their injuries is unknown as of this post.



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