JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A suspect is charged after a pedestrian was seriously hurt in a hit-and-run on Monday in James City County, police said.
On Tuesday, police announced 22-year-old Newport News resident Mehki Teachey was identified as the suspect after being interviewed by police. Teachey was charged with hit and run involving injury or death, a felony.
Teachey was processed at Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, but later released on a $5,000 unsecured bond. The blue 2022 Nissan Altima that Teachey was believed to be driving however has not been found.
The crash happened at the intersection of Pocahontas Trail and Greenmount Parkway around 5:25 p.m., police say.
Police said that, according to eyewitnesses, a pedestrian was struck by a turning vehicle, which then left the scene. The victim suffered serious injuries, according to police, and was taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center for treatment. As of Monday, the victim was listed in “stable” condition.
Police said anyone with information about the incident should contact police at 757-253-1800 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP, who continue to investigate the incident.