Driver charged in Chamberlayne Avenue fatal hit & run

Driver charged in Chamberlayne Avenue fatal hit & run
Lawrence C. Smith, 65, of Chattanooga, TN, has been arrested and charged for a fatal hit-and-run on Chamberlayne Avenue. (Source: Richmond Police)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Richmond Police Department has made an arrest from a fatal hit-and-run that occurred in the city’s Northside.

At approximately 10 p.m. on Friday, January 17, Richmond Police responded to the 2300 block of Chamberlayne Avenue for the report of a crash.

The suspect vehicle, a silver four-door 2001-2005 Lexus LS 430, collided with another vehicle, which then hit several parked cars and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian – identified as Grayland A. Brooks, 62, of the 1400 block of N 30th Street – was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

The suspect, Lawrence C. Smith,65, of Chattanooga, Tennessee was arrested Jan. 29 and was charged with a felony hit and run, expired registration, and failure to yield right of way.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Investigator J. Deboard at (804) 646-1709.

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