Chesterfield man killed in crash; Richmond man faces DUI charge

The crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday on Chesterwood Drive
Published: May. 22, 2022 at 3:15 AM EDT|Updated: May. 25, 2022 at 11:06 AM EDT
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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - A Chesterfield man is dead and a Richmond man faces several charges after a single-vehicle crash that happened Saturday night.

The passenger - identified Thursday as Jose Miguel Martinez Alvarado - died hours following the crash. Police say the driver - Franklin Chicas-Chavarria of Richmond - was not seriously injured but is now behind bars.

Police say Chicas-Chavarria was driving a 2004 Ford F150 near the 5800 block of Chesterwood Drive around 8:30 p.m. He lost control of the vehicle, struck a drainage ditch, and then rolled.

Chicas-Chavarria has been charged with DUI maiming, reckless driving, and having an open container of alcohol while operating a motor vehicle. Additional charges are pending at this time. Chicas-Chavarria is being held at the Chesterfield County Jail without bond.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.

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