VSP investigating hit-and-run that injured two bicyclists in Nelson County

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — State troopers are trying to track down a vehicle in connection with a hit-and-run crash in Nelson County Saturday night left two bicyclists injured.

Virginia State Police say the crash took place at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 29 on Route 151, about a tenth of a mile south of Devils Backbone Brewing Company.

According to authorities, two bicyclists from Pennsylvania were traveling south on Route 151 to the far right of the lane a vehicle hit them and drove away from the scene.

While one bicyclist, a 36-year-old woman, only sustained minor injuries, police say the other bicyclist, a 54-year-old woman, was transported to UVA Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Both women were reportedly wearing helmets with headlights and reflective vests. In addition, their bicycles were equipped with flashing lights.

According to officials, evidence collected at the scene suggests the vehicle that hit the bicyclists was a dark gray 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited.

Police say the Jeep Cherokee will be missing its side passenger mirror, it may have a damaged right headlight, and it may have damage to the front passenger side.

If you have any information about this crash, you are encouraged to call Virginia State Police at (434) 352-7128 or email questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

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