Monday, December 28, 2015

Pedestrian Fatality on Jefferson Davis Highway

December 26, 2015

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a pedestrian fatality that occurred last night near the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway and Terminal Avenue.

At approximately 7:48 p.m. yesterday, a police officer was flagged down in the 3000 block of Jefferson Davis Highway by bystanders who said a person had been struck by a vehicle.

A pedestrian attempting to cross Jefferson Davis Highway was struck by a 2006 Nissan Altima traveling southbound on Jefferson Davis Highway, causing him to fall to the ground. A southbound 2003 Pontiac Grand AM then struck the pedestrian in the roadway.

Bernard W. Gusti, 70, of the 4100 block of Jefferson Davis Highway, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators with the RPD Crash Team responded to the scene where they interviewed the drivers and witnesses and took measurements. No charges are pending at this time, but the incident remains under investigation, and officers are consulting with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Sergeant Scott Jones at 646-1369 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens may also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.