Michael J. Carlson, 47, of Mechanicsville, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and DUI after striking and killing a roadside jogger on Monday, according to the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.
“Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2008 Toyota Sequoia was traveling west on East Patrick Henry Road when it ran off the right side of the roadway while in a curve and struck a pedestrian,” Lt. Chris R. Whitley said in a statement. “The pedestrian was jogging east on the westbound shoulder of the roadway.”
The woman was struck at about 8 a.m. and was transported to the VCU Medical Center, where she later died, according to Whitley.
An email from a Richmond-area running group said the victim was Meg Cross Menzies, of Hanover.
Carlson is being held without bond at Pamunkey Regional Jail pending an arraignment in Hanover General District Court.
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Crash team deputies are continuing to investigate the incident.