2017-06-14 / News Briefs



County teen faces murder charge

A 16-year-old male was arrested last week and charged with murder in connection to the fatal shooting of Tyquon D. Whitehead.

Just after 11 a.m. on June 6, Chesterfield police were notified that an adult male, later identified as Whitehead, had arrived at Chippenham Hospital after sustaining a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Whitehead, 18, of the 3900 block of Darcy Lane, died as a result of his injuries.

According to the police, the shooting occurred near the intersection of Welch Drive and Old Creek Road, not far from where the victim lived with his parents.

The 16-year-old turned himself in to police on the evening of June 7. He was charged with murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and was scheduled to appear in Chesterfield County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court the following day.

Tractor-trailer overturns, spills fuel, scrap metal

The ramp from Jefferson Davis Highway to southbound Chippenham Parkway was closed for several hours on the morning of June 6 after a flatbed tractor-trailer overturned and dumped a large load of scrap metal onto the roadway.

County fire crews responded at 6:45 a.m. and found the driver trapped inside the cab of the tractor-trailer. A significant amount of hydraulic oil and diesel fuel also had spilled onto the pavement, said Lt. Jason Elmore with Chesterfield Fire and EMS.

Firefighters removed the driver from the cab. The driver did not require transport to the hospital.

The fire department’s hazardous materials team also responded to contain the spilled oil and diesel fuel until a contractor arrived to collect the fluids.

Vehicle strikes, damages exterior of local church

Crews from Chesterfield Fire and EMS were summoned to Union Grove Baptist Church before 9 a.m. June 4 for the report of a possible motor vehicle collision with the building.

At the rear of the church, which is located in the 19000 block of Church Road, there was significant damage to the bricks on one corner.

After further investigation, it appears the church may have been struck by a motorist on a four-wheeler or another all-terrain vehicle. No injuries were reported.

Chesterfield police are investigating the hit and run.

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