Earlier this week, a tragic hit-and-run accident occurred on South Battlefield Boulevard, resulting in the death of 8-year-old Forrest Hooper. As of now, the authorities have taken a suspect into custody in connection with the incident.
According to authorities, Richard William Humbert, a 38-year-old resident of Virginia Beach, has been taken into custody for his involvement in the accident. He has been charged with felony hit-and-run resulting in a fatality.
On Friday morning, Humbert is scheduled to appear for arraignment.
The police have stated that the investigation is currently underway, and there is a possibility of additional charges in the future.
On South Battlefield Boulevard, a touching tribute to Forrest Hooper is taking shape. The memorial grows with each passing day, adorned with colourful balloons and fragrant flowers. It serves as a poignant reminder of the life and legacy of this remarkable individual.
According to Matt Cilento, the proprietor of Hickory Towing, a suspect’s vehicle was caught on camera by a surveillance system positioned outside his establishment on South Battlefield Boulevard. He emphasized that the surveillance footage played a pivotal role in helping the authorities track down the culprit.
According to Cilento, they wasted no time and immediately checked the surveillance footage. After a few minutes, they successfully identified a car they suspected belonged to the culprit. “We had all the necessary details, including the year, make, and model of the car, as well as a clear picture of the damaged vehicle,” Cilento added.
Initially, the driver responsible for the incident was being sought by Hickory Towing, Travis Specialized Transport, and community members. They successfully collected $59,000 as a reward for any information leading to the apprehension of the perpetrator.
According to Cilento, since the police were able to arrest with the assistance of surveillance video instead of relying on a community tip, the funds raised will now be utilized to support the family of the 8-year-old victim with the funeral costs.
According to Cilento, who identifies himself as a former Chesapeake police officer, he was present during the driver’s arrest and is relieved that an arrest was made.
According to Cilento, their company partners with the city to tow cars involved in fatal accidents in Chesapeake. In this case, they had to travel to Virginia Beach to retrieve and bring the vehicle back. The Chesapeake Police and a few Virginia Beach officers were present to assist during the process.
During our conversation on Wednesday, we had the opportunity to speak with various businesses that had joined hands to aid in identifying the individual accountable for the child’s tragic death.
A reward has been offered for information about the driver who hit and killed a boy in Chesapeake. Police are urging anyone with information to come forward. The tragic incident has devastated the community, and authorities are determined to bring the driver to justice. The reward is an incentive for anyone who may have seen something or has any information that could help with the investigation. It is hoped that with the public’s help, the driver responsible for this heartbreaking incident will be found.
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