Oct. 2, 2020
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Chesterfield County Police continue to investigate a fatal crash that occurred in the 9800 block of River Road at about 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1.
Police said a TFC Recycling truck was traveling in the 9800 block of River Road when it stopped and a worker, identified as Matthew L. Pitchford, 57, attempted to collect recyclables. A Jeep Grand Cherokee then attempted to pass the recycling truck and struck Pitchford, of the 3500 block of Maryland Avenue in Richmond. Pitchford was transported to an area hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries.
The driver of the striking vehicle remained on scene. Police continue their investigation into this crash.