Hit-and-run suspect charged in I-95 crash that injured tow truck driver

Hit-and-run suspect charged in I-95 crash

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - An 85-year-old Florida man faces charges after police say he fled the scene of a crash on I-95 on April 20.

Police were called to scene on northbound I-95, north of Parham Road, just before 5:25 p.m.

A wrecker driver was assisting a disabled RV on the right shoulder of the road when he was struck by a vehicle, police said. The vehicle that hit him did not stop, and may have continued northbound on I-95 or taken the Interstate 295 exit.

Police said that the suspect, Robert Lee Longnecker, of Panama City, was charged with one felony county of hit-and-run and reckless driving on April 29.

Robert Lee Longnecker (Source: Henrico County Jail)
Robert Lee Longnecker (Source: Henrico County Jail)

The tow truck driver was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Virginia State Police are asking anyone with information to call (804)553-3445 or #77 on a cell phone or by email at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

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