Woman charged with involuntary manslaughter in 2018 Henrico crash extradited from Spain

Woman charged with involuntary manslaughter in 2018 Henrico crash extradited from Spain
Osmaira Mendez Urdaneta (Source: Henrico Sheriff's Office)

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - A woman charged with involuntary manslaughter in a 2018 crash has been extradited from Spain back to Henrico.

On Aug. 16, 2018, Henrico police responded to the 2900 block of Parham Road near Tucker High School for a crash.

An investigation revealed a Nissan Murano was traveling north on Parham Road when it ran off the roadway.

Beverly Page Bourgeois, 59, was struck while working in her yard. She was taken to VCU Medical Center for the treatment of her injuries. She later passed away on Aug. 30, 2018 due to complications from injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver of the Nissan, Osmaira Mendez Urdaneta, was charged with involuntary manslaughter on Nov. 1, 2018.

Urdaneta failed to appear on the first hearing of Oct. 25, 2018, at 11 a.m. in Henrico’s General District Court.

Henrico police continued their investigation into the incident with the assistance of federal partners.

Urdaneta left the United States and was taken into custody in Madrid, Spain. She has waived extradition and federal partners worked to coordinate the extradition order for her return to the United States.

Urdaneta arrived back in the U.S. on Thursday, Dec. 19 and was taken into custody at Dulles International Airport.

She was transported back to Henrico where she was served warrants for involuntary manslaughter and capias for failure to appear.

Special Prosecutor R. Cerullo, Powhatan’s Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, will be prosecuting the case upon her arrival. At the time of the case, one of the attorneys in Henrico’s Commonwealth Attorney’s office was related to victim.

Copyright 2019 WWBT. All rights reserved.