Driver who killed Richmond cyclist transferred to state prison

Published: Jun. 17, 2014 at 8:52 PM EDT
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Elias Webb outside the Richmond courthouse in 2013 (Source: NBC12)
Elias Webb outside the Richmond courthouse in 2013 (Source: NBC12)

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A man sentenced in the hit-and-run death of a Richmond cyclist has been transferred to a state prison after serving nearly a year of his three-year sentence in the Henrico Jail.

Elias Webb was transferred on Tuesday to the Powhatan Reception and Classification Center, where the Department of Corrections will determine where he will be placed.

Webb was sentenced in July 2013 to three years for hitting and killing Lanie Kruszewski on River Road in Richmond and fleeing the scene.

Webb was supposed to be held in the Richmond City Jail, but was placed in Henrico's jail due to a breathing problem. He suffers from sleep apnea and requires a CPAP machine, according to the Henrico County Sheriff's Office.

Webb was driving his SUV when he hit and killed the 24-year-old on July 29, 2012, while she was riding her bike. He failed to stop at the scene and at one point said he thought he hit a deer.

"We're satisfied that justice is being carried out and that the jury's sentence is being fulfilled," said Lanie's sister, Jackie. "I hope the message is being sent that his actions on July 29, 2012 and in the weeks and months following carry a tough sentence."

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