19-year-old now charged with involuntary manslaughter in deadly Henrico hit-and-run

19-year-old arrested for deadly Henrico hit-and-run

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - A 19-year-old is now charged with involuntary manslaughter in a hit-and-run that killed a woman in Henrico.

Police were called to the 9300 block of Meadowgreen Road around 8:45 p.m. Saturday, April 10, for a report of a person found in the front yard of a home.

According to the investigation, Shannon O’Leary, 43, of Henrico, was hit by a vehicle - which was not at the scene.

In a post that appears to be on O’Leary’s Facebook page, her husband claims she was hit “while walking our dog near our home.”

Friends of Shannon O'Leary, this is her husband Andy Meyers. It is with a broken heart that I must tell you that Shannon...

Posted by Shannon O'Leary on Sunday, April 11, 2021

Police say the suspect, later identified as Meleana Klenota,19, of Henrico, was arrested and charged with a felony hit-and-run on Sunday, April 11. She was then charged with involuntary manslaughter on April 16 and taken into custody. She is being held without bond.

Meleana Klenota
Meleana Klenota (Source: Henrico Police)

A memorial has been set up where O’Leary was hit and killed.

Three Chopt Presbyterian has created a ‘Meal Train’ page for the family.

“Honestly, it’s very close to home, so just wanted to put down some flowers and show our support...I can’t imagine what the family is going through. It’s amazing to have people step up and stand behind a family in mourning,” a neighbor said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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