Driver strikes man lying on West Broad, man dies

Press release from Henrico County Police

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - On Friday at approximately 12:55 a.m., officers responded to West Broad Street just east of Sunnybrook Road for a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle left her place of employment also located on West Broad Street and began traveling east in the right lane.  The driver advised that she observed a figure lying on the roadway and swerved to avoid it.  Unable to, she stuck the pedestrian and dragged him some distance before stopping and calling 911.

Jeron A. Hackett, 27, of the 200 block of Engleside Drive, was transported to VCU Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

There was no evidence of alcohol or speed on behalf of the driver of the vehicle.  It is suspected that Hackett was down for an unknown reason prior to being struck by the vehicle. Hackett's remains were transferred to the medical examiner's office for further evaluation.