Henrico woman arrested in hit-and-run death of 17-year-old

Woman killed in hit-and-run on Midlothian Turnpike

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond police have arrested a woman in connection with a New Year’s Day hit-and-run on Midlothian Turnpike.

Sherica D. Nelson, 42, of Henrico, was charged with felony hit-and-run resulting in death.

Police said Nelson was driving westbound on Midlothian Turnpike when she struck and killed a 17-year-old female pedestrian who was in the roadway. The vehicle continued to drive westbound after the incident.

The 17-year-old was taken to the hospital where she died. The girl’s boyfriend identified her as Tionna Hill.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call RPD Crash Team Investigator D. Olson at (804) 646-1664 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

Sherica Nelson.
Sherica Nelson. (Source: Richmond Police Department)

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