Virginia State Police Make Arrest After Hit and Run Crash
WESTMORELAND CO., Va.- On January 20, 2019 (Sunday) at approximately, 3:35 p.m., Virginia State Police Senior Trooper J. Snyder responded to a hit and run, single vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the proximity of the 900 block of Mattox Avenue in Colonial Beach.
Trooper Snyder's preliminary investigation reveals that Steven Mayhew, 29, of Colonial Beach,Va., was driving a 2002 Mercury Cougar northbound on Mattox Avenue when he ran off road right into a yard of a residence, and struck a tree. Mayhew then veered back onto the roadway. A male, 48, of Colonial Beach, Va., heard the crash and came outside and stepped into the roadway when Mayhew struck him. Mayhew then left the scene of the crash.
The pedestrian was transported to the hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Mayhew and the vehicle were located with the assistance of Westmoreland Sheriff's Office at a near by residence.
Mayhew was arrested and transported to Northern Neck Regional Jail.
Mayhew was charged with; 1 count of Felony hit and run, Felony driving under the influence, Driving after license is revoked (DUI related), and Reckless driving. He is currently being held without bond.
The crash remains under investigation.
VSP Press Release by
Sergeant Keeli L. Hill, Virginia State Police, Public Information Officer, Division One