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UPDATE 09/08/2015 - Deputies have arrested Stanley P. Dawson, 59, of Mechanicsville, Virginia, in connection with the September 5, 2015, crash involving a cyclist near the intersection of Mountain Road and Farrington Road. Dawson was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, Fail to Yield to a Bicyclist and Possession of a Concealed Weapon. He is being held without bond at Pamunkey Regional Jail pending an arraignment in Hanover General District Court.
UPDATE 09/06/2015 – The cyclist has been identified as Caroline Dawn Wortham, 26, of Glen Allen, Virginia. We send our sincerest condolences to the friends and family of Caroline Wortham.
Hanover, Va. – On September 5, 2015, at approximately 11:00 am, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a collision between a vehicle and a cyclist near the intersection of Mountain Road and Farrington Road.
The preliminary investigation revealed a lone bicyclist was traveling west on Mountain Road. A 1996 Buick Century was also traveling west on Mountain Road when it struck the bicycle from behind. The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The driver of the Buick Century reported no injuries.
Investigators are still collecting information and working with the Medical Examiner’s Office to identify the deceased cyclist. Investigators will be consulting with the Hanover Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in regards to future charges.
Anyone who may have information relating to this investigation is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at 804-730-6110.