Police identify pedestrian struck, killed on Hull Street Road

Police identify pedestrian struck, killed on Hull Street Road
police search the media for clues after a pedestrian was struck and killed (Source: wwbt/nbc12)

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Chesterfield Police have identified the pedestrian struck and killed Sunday morning.

Investigators said the accident happened in the 7000 block of Hull Street Road, at about 5:49 a.m.

Police said the driver of a 2015 Nissan Altima was traveling west on Hull Street Road when the vehicle struck a pedestrian, identified as Jeffery W. Grantham, 53, who was trying to cross the road.

The Grantham was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police searched the media for any clues to help solve what lead to that crash.

Fourteen-year-old Taquion Whitfeld is no stranger to crossing that part of Hull Street to get to his grandmother’s house, saying that cars usually speed by.

“I got friends that live over that way, so I [go] over that way too. Sometimes at night, sometimes in the morning,” he said.

Whitfield says he was almost hit by a car trying to cross the road himself.

Another man, who was at the nearby laundromat says he knows the hazards of driving along Hull Street Road and says he tries to stay alert for pedestrians.

“I know the traffic is busy on this street, and no way you can stop if someone just walks across if you’re going 45 mph or 50 mph,” said Anthony Taylor.

Police say the driver remained at the site and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

All lanes of Hull Street Road were reopened by 10:30 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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