Friday, June 23, 2017

Victim Identified in Bellemeade Single Vehicle Fatality

June 23, 2017

The Richmond Police Department’s Crash Team investigators have identified the person killed in a vehicle fatality this morning in the city’s  Bellemeade neighborhood as Davonja L. Clark, 20, of the 5100 block of Trace Court, Chesterfield.

At approximately 1:39 a.m. this morning, a call was received for a motor vehicle accident with an injury at the intersection of Minefee Street and Presson Boulevard. When police arrived, they found a white, 2013 Ford Fusion with front-end damage in a yard within the 1600 block of Drewry Street. Near the vehicle, was a non-responsive adult male with apparent injuries laying on the sidewalk. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Upon further investigation, it was found Clark was driving southbound on Drewry Street when he approached the intersection of Minefee Street and Presson Boulevard. He lost control of the vehicle and collided into a telephone pole, tree and a fence and was ejected from the vehicle. No foul play is suspected.

A medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Crash Team investigators responded to the scene, where they interviewed witnesses and took measurements. The investigation is still on-going.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crash Team Investigator Monica Fecht at (804) 646-6190 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.