Alleged hit & run driver named, car found bloodied | News
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -- Richmond police tracked down the alleged driver of last weekend's deadly hit and run. However, no arrests have been made so far.
The car police investigated belongs to Jennifer Jon Stemp. Police reports say the car had blood on it consistent with the crime scene. Witnesses say the driver sped off from Shockoe Bottom, leaving the victims bleeding all over the road. David Boyd, 25, was killed.
Tanya Cox and Brandon Willard are now left with memories and a wooden table, made by David for Cox's father, to remember their close friend.
"He hand-painted it and everything," said Cox, admiring the round, purple and yellow table, painted with LSU insignia.
"He was the best friend you could ask for. He was loyal, generous… caring," said Brandon Willard, who said he's been friends with David since high school.
It was a bronze Honda Accord that hit David and another friend, Brendan Ellis, early last Saturday morning, according to the affidavit. Investigators report that the driver was heading down South 14th Street in the left lane, when she struck both victims in the head, staining the car with blood. Witnesses say the driver sped off. The fight moved into the driver's lane of traffic, according to the report.
"You put yourself in that situation, and you really never know what you'd do. But (the driver) still should have come forward and taken responsibility," said Willard.
Police found the blood-stained car across the street from where it is registered, taking samples of blood and hair.
"I was just hoping it was a horrible joke, and it wasn't true," said Cox.
Loved ones will remember Boyd Thursday night, as they attend his memorial service.
The Commonwealth Attorney's Office hasn't returned NBC12 calls on whether the alleged driver will be charged.
The other victim, Ellis, was treated in the hospital and released Monday.
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