Monday, June 29, 2015

Suspect in Jahnke Road Fatal Collision Charged

June 26, 2015

The suspect in a fatal collision in the 6000 block of Jahnke Road earlier this week turned himself in to police Friday at the Richmond Justice Center.

Ronald D. Jeffers, 28, of the 5900 block of Westower Drive, is charged with felony hit and run and driving on a suspended operator’s license. Photo not available at this time. 

“We appreciate the community’s help in this case,” said Lt. Thomas Nolan with the Traffic Unit. “As a result of its assistance and the information provided, this individual turned himself in to law enforcement.”

At approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday, a gold 2000 Chrysler 300, driven by Jeffers, was traveling northbound on Newell Road when it struck the side of a 2005 Suzuki XL7 headed east on Jahnke Road. Jeffers continued driving north on Newell Road without stopping.

The Suzuki collided with a 1992 Toyota Paseo traveling west on Jahnke Road before it swerved left and overturned. The SUV subsequently struck a fourth vehicle that was parked and unoccupied.

The driver of the Suzuki, Della L. Fields, 74, of the 100 block of East 36th Street, was pronounced dead at the scene. Passengers in the Suzuki and the driver of the Toyota were transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Detectives ask anyone with any information to call Crash Team Sergeant Robert Jones at 646-1718 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.