According to a Richmond Times Dispatch article, the vehicle involved in the death of a 24 year old Richmond cyclist has been located.
Lanie Kruszewski, a 24-year-old bicyclist from Richmond was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Sunday night while riding her bike home from work along River Road in Richmond’s West End.
Sources told the Times Dispatch that defense attorneys on Tuesday provided Richmond authorities with access to the vehicle that investigators were looking for.
Kruszewski, was hit and apparently dragged over forty feet while riding her bike by a vehicle traveling in the same direction before fleeing the scene.
Police said she her bike was equipped with a headlight and rear flashers. She was wearing a helmet.
According to family members, she was an experienced, safety conscious cyclist.
Lanie graduated from the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School in 2006 and was a 2011 graduate of JMU.
Our sincere condolences go out to her family and friends.
A memorial ride is scheduled on Sunday, August 5 at 9 pm leaving from the Oregon Hill Overlook. Lights and Helmet are strongly encouraged.
A suspect, Eli Webb, 30, has admitted to police that he was driving the vehicle that killed Kruszewski. Prosecutors plan to ask a grand jury Monday to indict him on a felony hit-and-run charge.
Webb is a advertising salesman for the Richmond Times Dispatch.
According to the latest new reports, Webb had a record of driving infractions.
Over 100 cyclist ride to commemorate Lanie. RTD story on the Memorial Ride.
Lanie was the daughter of Patty Kruszewski, Managing Editor of the Henrico Citizen, which reports:
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Kruszewski’s name to:
Patty Kruszewski recently wrote a column about Title IX’s 40th anniversary, in which she described a number of Lanie’s experiences as a student, athlete and young adult and explained how the law helped open doors for her and millions of other young women; read it here.
A Facebook page in Lanie’s memory has been established here: https://www.facebook.com/InMemoryOfLanieKruszewski.
Make a donation in honor of Lanie.