VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Police have arrested the driver they say fatally struck a bicyclist Tuesday night in a hit-and-run crash.
The crash happened around 9:45 p.m. in the 2400 block of Virginia Beach Boulevard in Virginia Beach.
Officers arrived to find a man who had been riding a Trek bicycle in the roadway. He died from his injuries at the scene.
Police identified the victim as 33-year-old Christopher E. Warren.
Investigators believe the car was heading east when the driver hit the bicyclist and fled, continuing in the same direction of travel.
Police later arrested 43-year-old Terrence Sterling Ashby after they said they were looking for a dark blue Mercedes-Benz sedan. The vehicle had significant damage to the driver’s side door area, a shattered windshield, scuffs on the hood, a broken left headlight and missing driver’s side mirror.
Ashby’s vehicle was later found in the parking lot of an autobody shop.
Ashby is charged with felony hit-and-run and operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license. Additional charges may be pending, police said.
He is being held without bond at the Virginia Beach jail.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or submit a tip online.
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