Police arrest man they say responsible for deadly 2018 hit-and-run in Prince William County
Police have arrested a man they say was behind the wheel during a 2018 hit and run crash that left a 17-year-old dead in Prince William County.
Officers say 34-year-old Raymond Alexander Robinson turned himself in on May 14 after investigators received a tip that he was driving the vehicle involved in the crash.
Authorities say Robinson was driving a white sedan westbound on Sudley Road in Gainesville on September 22, 2018 aaround 2:30 a.m. when he struck a pedestrian, identified as a 17-year-old male juvenile..
Investigators say the teen, a family member, and a co-worker were completing a seal-coat job of a driveway of a home in the area at the time of the crash.
The teen was sitting with the family member in the back of a truck with its headlights on, sitting eastbound in the wrong travel lane, according to police. They say neither person was wearing reflective vests, nor were roadway signs or cones in place along the roadway warning of the obstruction.
Officials say the teen and the family member jumped out of the truck, after it appeared that the white car was coming toward them and appeared it was going to hit it. The family member was able to safely get out of the roadway, police say, but the teen got out of the truck and attempted to cross the adjacent eastbound travel lane.
It was then, police say, that the white car swerved around the truck and struck the teen while he was in the roadway. Prince William County police say that Robinson stopped a short distance from the collision, but never got out of the car.
Officials say the boy died from his injuries at the scene of the crash. No one else was injured, police say.
Police say Robinson has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony hit and run. He is being held without bond and is scheduled for a court date on July 22.