Police identify infant killed in crash on Hull Street Road
CHESTERFIELD CO., Va. (WWBT) - An infant is dead after the car, driven by the mother, crashed into a truck on Hull Street Road Monday.
Officers were called to the 20800 block of Hull Street Road at the intersection of Skinquarter Road.
An investigation revealed just before 2:30 p.m., a 1999 Toyota sedan was traveling east on Hull Street Road when it hit a 2019 GMC pickup truck and camper that had pulled off onto the right shoulder.
Police have identified the infant passenger in the Toyota as JY’Aire A. Jackson. Jackson died at the scene. Police say the baby’s mother was driving the car.
The woman driving the Toyota was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
“I happened to be a quarter-mile up the road when the crash came out so I was the first one on the scene, so that’s a terrible thing to roll up to,” Chesterfield Police Sgt. Stephan Rouze said.
Sgt. Rouze says the car’s passenger side was crushed.
The family was understandably distraught and told NBC12 they were not ready to speak on camera.
Cassie Mullins has lived in this area her whole life and says the road is becoming more and more dangerous.
“It’s so sad, and I went past it, I was taking my daughter to horse-riding lessons and saw the camper and I saw the vehicle and what was left of it, and I was just thinking to myself how did this happen?” Mullins said.
According to Chesterfield Police, 10 people died along the Hull Street corridor in 2021.
“It’s notorious. If you drive that stretch of roadway from the Amelia line to Woodlake, you’ll see crosses and all sorts of memorial setup from the multiple collisions that have occurred over the years,” Sgt. Rouze said.
Sgt. Rouze says a number of factors could be causing this from speed to distracted driving.
The factors surrounding this tragedy are still under investigation, but police are pleading with the community to slow down, move over, and be aware.
“We constantly see these travesties occur on our roadways people continue to make the conscious decision to drive fast, to drive recklessly, to drive intoxicated under any number of substances, and it’s got to stop,” Sgt. Rouze said.
Sgt. Rouze says most crashes, like this one, are preventable.
A new “move over” law goes into effect July 1 requiring all drivers to slow down and change lanes if they see any vehicle, like that camper, on the side of the road with hazards on.
“Almost every crash is preventable, every crash has a human element, and people need to make that conscious choice to stop doing things that cause them to crash,” Sgt. Rouze said.
Anyone with information should contact the police at 804-748-1251.
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