Posted by Brandon Jarvis
The Richmond Police Department has identified the bicyclist killed the fatal collision on the southside last night as John H. Shelton, Jr., 69, of the 3500 block of Broad Rock Road.
At approximately 10:39 p.m., officers were called to the intersection of Hopkins Road and Veterans Street for the report of a bicyclist struck by a vehicle.
Officers arrived and found Shelton down and unresponsive. Richmond Ambulance Authority arrived and pronounced Shelton dead at the scene. The vehicle that stuck Shelton remained at the scene.
The Richmond Police Department Crash Team responded and interviewed the driver and witnesses and took measurements. The vehicle that struck Shelton, an Oldsmobile sedan, was travelling westbound in the 1600 block of Hopkins Road, and had the right-of-way, when Shelton attempted to cross Hopkins Road on his bicycle and was struck by the vehicle.
Charges are not expected to be filed.
Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call SOD Officer J. Ozolins at (804) 646-1343 or Sergeant G. Borges at (804) 646-3132 or call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.