Police make arrest in deadly hit-and-run along Hull Street Road

Police make arrest in deadly hit-and-run along Hull Street Road
Jason R. Gonzales (Source: Richmond Police)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond police arrested a man in connection to a hit-and-run crash along Hull Street Road in February.

According to police, someone saw a body around 2:30 a.m. in the 5200 block of Hull Street Road and called police on Feb. 2.

Investigators believe the man, identified at Jamie Melendez-Cortez, 31, was hit while attempting to cross the road near the businesses, “Tony’s Auto Repair” and “New and Used Tires Store.”

The driver did not stop and left the scene eastbound on Hull Street Road.

After an investigation and tips from the community, police identified the suspected driver as Jason R. Gonzales, 44, of Chester. He is charged with felony hit and run and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crash Team Investigator J. DeBoard at 804-646-1709 or contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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