Mother seeks justice after deadly hit-and-run in Richmond

A Richmond mother is pleading for answers after a deadly hit and run claimed the life of her daughter.
Published: Aug. 10, 2022 at 6:16 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2022 at 7:03 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A Richmond mother pleads for answers after a deadly hit-and-run claimed her daughter’s life.

Sandra Brooks says her daughter, Telesheia Brooks-Talbert, was outside her apartment around 2:30 a.m. on July 5 when she was run over her and left for dead.

“The kind of person Telesheia was - she was a kind person. She made sure all of the kids in the neighborhood was right,” Sandra said.

Sandra says the mother of five was found in the parking lot of the Lafayette Gardens apartment complex.

“When we got to the hospital, she was bleeding from her head. Her legs and stuff were crushed up,” Sandra said. Her daughter suffered bleeding of the brain, fluid in the lungs and appendicitis the night of the crash.

After weeks of hours-long surgeries, Telesheia succumbed to her injuries last Tuesday. Brooks says her daughter offered a helping hand to anyone in need. Now, she’s hoping for the same effort in return.

“We want the person that did this to be caught, arrested and convicted. And I can’t say that enough,” Sandra said.

Brooks is now offering a reward of $500 to help bring justice for her daughter’s death.

With the suspect still out there, she’s urging Richmond police to do more.

It should’ve been done by [now]. It should’ve been done. It should have,” Sandra said.

We’ve reached out to Richmond police to see where this investigation stands and have not heard back yet.

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