March 16, 2023

Virginia Beach Police Department Investigates Fatal Hit-and-Run – 900 Block of First Colonial Road

On March 10, 2023, at around 6:50 P.M., first responders from the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Fire Department (VBFD) responded to a crash involving a pickup truck and a pedestrian at the intersection of First Colonial Road and Southall Drive.

The preliminary investigation indicates the driver of the pickup truck failed to yield when making a right turn on red striking a two-year-old child who was crossing the street with family members. The driver left the scene but was quickly located; Raul Santiago (M/77) of Virginia Beach, was arrested and charged with Felony Hit and Run with Injury. The injured child was transported to a local hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.

If you witnessed the crash or have information about this case, please contact the Virginia Beach Police Department Special Operations Bureau at 757-385-4606 or anonymously through Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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