Albemarle Co. teen charged in connection with deadly Charlottesville crash

Albemarle Co. teen charged in connection with deadly Charlottesville crash
Charlottesville police (FILE) (Source: WVIR)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville police have charged an Albemarle County teenager with felony hit and run in connection with a crash that killed a man in the city over the weekend.

Police responded to a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle along the 1400 block Emmet Street around 8 p.m. Sunday, September 13. Forty-six-year-old Juan Evangelista Lorenzo Manueles was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities announced Monday, September 14, that 18-year-old Ricky Xavier Hernandez had been arrested after he fled the scene of the crash. Hernandez is also facing a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

The Charlottesville Police Department says the exact cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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