A man was killed in a tragic hit-and-run accident on Virginia Beach Blvd.
Last night, Tuesday May 25, a Virginia Beach man was killed in a hit and run accident on Virginia Beach Blvd. Police arrived on the scene--the 2400 Block of Virginia Beach Blvd after the crash was reported around 9:48 PM. The crash happened minutes before at 9:45 PM. The officers found a cyclist, who was riding his bicycle in the road along with the flow of traffic and been hit. Unfortunately, the man died from his injuries on site, and the motorist who hit him fled the scene.
A statement from investigators says the driver was on his way east and oncoe he hit the victim he continued on the same path. It didn't take long for investigators to locate a 43-year-old man named Terrence Sterling Ashby--the owner and driver of the "dark blue Mercedes-Benz Sedan" police were told to watch for.
Mr. Ashby has earned hit-and-run charges and a stay in the Virginia Beach jail without bond. A tweet from the official Virginia Beach Police Department's Twitter was issued last night after an investigation. And though the roads were reopened by 4:15 a.m., the police warned anyone driving eastbound that traffic would be detoured to Great Neck Road.
The case is still under investigation by the Fatal Crash team. Officials are asking that if anyone has any information about the incident to please call 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or submit a tip online.
What are your thoughts about the tragic incident? Driving and cycling is serious business. We all have a responsibility to stay safe behind the wheel for ourselves and those around us. The fact that this man not only was driving recklessly enough to hit and kill a man, but he continued to drive. I understand cyclists should not be in the road. Still, if you ask me, he deserves whatever punishment he receives. I can only imagine the grief the victim's family is feeling. If you are cycling or driving around Virginia Beach, please make sure to stay safe and aware. What are your thoughts about the tragic incident?