Henrico General District Judge Archer L. Yeatts will send charges of a felony hit-and-run to a grand jury next month in the hit and run death of 18 year old Kara Rivers-Lengyel, a Godwin High School graduate, who’d been walking along the eastbound lanes of the road to her apartment.
According to news reports, the woman was walking home from a friends house on May 29 and was hit from the back. She was thrown 113 feet and killed instantly. Rivers-Lengyel didn’t own a car.
The alleged driver, 33 year old Reginald Addo, was located by police lying face down near a trash bin in a patch of woods nearby. According to police accounts, Addo told them how a bug had flown into his eye and the car swerved.
He was charged with felony hit and run and run and driving without a license. He is free on a $25,000 bond.
Addo was convicted in April of 2012 on driving without a license in Chesterfield County.