January 13, 2017
The Richmond Police Department is investigating an incident yesterday evening in which a pedestrian was struck and killed on West Broad Street.
At approximately 8:10 p.m., January 12, a vehicle travelling east in the 4800 block of W. Broad St. struck Sharon P. Parker, 44, of the 2600 block of Northumberland Ave. Parker was in the roadway at the time not far from the bus stop at the intersection of W. Broad St. and Chantilly St. She was transported to a medical center where she was pronounced dead at 10:46 p.m.
The RPD Crash Team responded to the scene where they took measurements and interviewed the driver, who remained until officers arrived. Charges are not anticipated unless the on-going investigation turns up new information. A final decision will be made in consultation with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.
Investigators ask anyone with any information to call Crash Team Sergeant Berkley Eikerenkoetter at 646-1707 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also submit a tip online at www.7801000.com or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.