VA Man Derek Dambacher ID’d As Victim Struck By Semi On Chesterfield Route 288 Tuesday

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Derek D. Dambacher, of Chesterfield, Virginia, has been identified as the driver fatally struck by a vehicle after exiting his vehicle while on Route 288 south in Chesterfield County on Tuesday.

Dambacher, 53, exited a Ford Explorer that had become disabled when he was struck by a passing International semi-tractor Tuesday morning, according to wtvr.

The fatal strike occurred around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday on Route 288 near Hull Street, in Chesterfield, VA.

The semi driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police. Continue reading

FL Man Eric Estes ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Triple-Fatal Virginia I-95 Head-On Crash

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Eric G. Estes of Oldsmar, Florida, has been identified as one of three victims in a head-on crash on Interstate 95 in Prince George County Wednesday afternoon.

Estes, 38, was traveling northbound on I-95 just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, when for unknown reasons, crossed centerlines and struck an SUV traveling in the opposite direction head-on.

The driver of the SUV, 70-year-old Gary K. Lilly, and his wife, 70-year-old Elizabeth L. Lilly, were pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

Estes also succumbed to his injuries at the scene, according to wtvr.

The crash shut down lanes on I-95 south near mile marker 38 for several hours.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly crash should contact police at 911.

Prince George County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,725. Its county seat is Prince George. Prince George County is located within the Greater Richmond Region of the U.S. state of Virginia, according to Wikipedia.

VA Woman Michelle Rawlings ID’d As Victims In Richmond NYE Murder-Suicide

HENRICO COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Michelle Rawlings has been identified as the victim shot dead in a New Year’s eve murder-suicide in Henrico County. Tyshawn Buckner has been named as the shooter.

Police say, Rawlings, 25, was found suffering from gunshot injuries after officers responded to the 3600 block of Kings Point Court around 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Upon arrival, police located two adults suffering from guns wounds.

Buckner, 25, shot Rawlings and then himself in what is believed to be a murder-suicide.

Police say the female victim, 25-year-old Michelle Rawlings, had been in a prior relationship with the deceased male, 24-year-old Tyshawn Buckner. Continue reading

VA Woman Sandra Miller ID’d As Victim In Mecklenburg Head-On Crash Involving Teen Driver

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Sandra E. Miller, of Richmond, Virginia, has been identified as the victim killed in a two-vehicle crash that involved in a teenage driver, according to Virginia State Police.

Miller, 55, was a passenger in a Honda vehicle traveling along Route 47 near Route 741, in Mecklenburg County, Sunday, at about 10:50 a.m., when the crash occurred.

A 2001 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was traveling north on Virginia 47, when for unknown reasons, crossed centerlines. A 2013 Honda CRV containing Miller was traveling south on Virginia 47 when it unsuccessfully swerved to avoid the oncoming pickup truck.

The vehicles collided head-on.

The driver of the Toyota, a 17-year-old Chase City, Va. male, suffered minor injuries in the crash.

The teen was wearing a seatbelt and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The driver of the Honda, an 89-year-old Richmond, Va. woman, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. She was wearing a seat belt. Continue reading

VA Man Dominic Townes Arrested In Tuesday Roanoke Double-Murder Of Men In Hanover Ave Home

ROANOKE, VA. (THECOUNT) — Dominic Townes, of Roanoke, VA, has been identified as the suspect arrested early Wednesday, in the murder of a pair of men in Roanoke Tuesday night.

Townes, 30, was taken in custody after the Roanoke Police Department discovered two men dead inside a home on the 600 block of Hanover Avenue Northwest, in Roanoke, VA around 10:30 p.m.

Officials say that they located Dominic S. Townes, 30 of Roanoke at 8 a.m., this morning and was take into custody without incident. Continue reading

VA 12-Year-Old Girl Killed By Car After Chasing Family Dog Into Lexington Street

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — JennaRae Goodbar, of Lexington, VA, has been identified as the young girl struck and killed by a vehicle while chasing the family dog into the street

Goodbar, 12, was struck and killed by a vehicle after she entered the roadway in an attempt to capture the family dog who had bolted on West Midland Trail, in Lexington, VA, on Saturday.

Police responded to calls of a child versus vehicle in the 3000 block of Midland Trail around 2:25 p.m. Saturday.

Upon arrival, first responders found a victim suffering from blunt force trauma after colliding with a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu.

Goodbar was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say JennaRae Goodbar, 12, of Lexington, Va., was chasing her family’s dog when she went out onto West Midland Trail. Continue reading

VA Man Namel “Da Prince” Augustine ID’d As Victim Found Dead On Chesapeake Sidewalk

CHESAPEAKE, VA. (THECOUNT) — Namel Prince Augustine, of Chesapeake, VA, has been identified as the victim found dead on a Great Bridge Boulevard sidewalk Friday.

Augustine, 25, was found dead on a sidewalk suffering from at least one gunshot wound in Chesapeake Friday night, police said.

Authorities confirmed that the man killed was 25-year-old Namel “DA Prince” Augustine

Around 10:29 p.m., Chesapeake police responded to a report of gunshots in the 800 block of Great Bridge Boulevard. Arriving officers found a dead man on the sidewalk with apparent gunshot wounds, police said. Continue reading

VA Woman Killed Sunday In Richmond Hit-And-Run Identified As Selena Galvan

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Selena Galvan has been identified as the victim struck and killed in a Sunday morning hit-and-run in Richmond.

Galvan, 30, was struck by a in the vehicle while walking in the 7500 block of Marbrett Drive, in Richmond, Chesterfield County, VA, sometime around 3:20 a.m. The driver fled the scene and is currently being sought by authorities.

Police believe Galvan was walking in the roadway at the time of the fatal crash.

Galvan was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the collision. Continue reading

WV Victims Found Shot Dead In North Charleston Home Identified

CHARLESTON, WV. (THECOUNT) — Jenni Chesney, 47, and Kenneth Campbell, 50, have been identified as the two bodies have located shot in a home in North Charleston, VA.

According to dispatchers, they were found in the basement of a home located on the 3900 block of West Washington Street.

The Charleston Police Department say they are conducting a double homicide investigation.

Charleston Police say the victims are Jenni Chesney, 47, and Kenneth Campbell, 50, and the lived together at the home. Continue reading

VA Man Alberto Zaldivar Columbie ID’d As Victim Struck Killed By Bedford Train Friday

BEDFORD COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT)Alberto Zaldivar Columbie, of Daleville, VA, has been identified as the victim killed after being struck by a train while parked on the tracks in Big Island.

Columbie, 39, was attempting to move a semi-truck off the tracks in Bedford County on Friday when an oncoming train struck him and the vehicle.

A tractor-trailer improperly parked on railroad tracks on Georgia Pacific plant property in Big Island as a train approached about 7:30 p.m. Friday, police said. The semi-truck stalled on the tracks during a delivery to the Georgia Pacific mill, according to previous reports.

The driver was killed while attempting to move the truck off the tracks when it was struck by the train, according to a news release from state police.

He was then trapped under the truck after it was struck on the passenger side, the news release said Continue reading