UPDATED: Police Arrest Man Wanted in Fatal Louisa Hit-and-Run - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

UPDATED: Police Arrest Man Wanted in Fatal Louisa Hit-and-Run

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If you know where Kenneth Wadford is, call state police at 804-553-3445. If you know where Kenneth Wadford is, call state police at 804-553-3445.

UPDATE: According to the Louisa County Sheriff's Office, Kenneth G. Wadford was take into custody at approximately 9 a.m. Monday morning following a tip from the Louisa County community. He faces two felony hit-and-run charges. The Virginia State Police investigation is ongoing.

Virginia State Police are searching for a driver wanted in connection with a deadly hit-an-run that killed two people in Louisa County.

Kenneth Wadford, 30, from Cumberland County is wanted for two counts of felony hit-and-run. Troopers say Wadford was driving a van that hit and killed a motorcyclist and his passenger around 9:30 Saturday night on Route 522 at Days Bridge Road, near Lake Anna. Police found that van broken down and abandoned south of the accident scene.

O'Neal Newman, 50,  and Joyce Herriot, 53, of Spotsylvania died in the crash.


Virginia State Police
Press Release

Monday, June 24: The Virginia State Police is continuing its investigation and is consulting with the Louisa County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office following Saturday's (June 22) fatal crash in Louisa County.

At approximately 9:00 a.m this morning, June 24, Kenneth G. Wadford was taken into custody without incident by the Louisa County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's deputies responded to the 5000 block of Zachary Taylor Highway after a tip was called into the sheriff's office by a citizen who recognized Wadford following media reports.

Wadford was transported to the Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange where he was held without bond pending his arraignment in Louisa County on June 25. Wadford was charged by state police with two felony counts of hit and run. Wadford was also wanted on an unrelated charge for failure to appear out of Charleston County, S.C.

The Virginia State Police would like to thank the Louisa County community for their assistance and the media for their coverage.

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