Suspected hit and run SUV found; No arrest yet

Defense attorneys, presumably for the driver involved in Sunday’s hit and run that killed 24-year-old bicyclist Lainey Kruszewski, provided Richmond Police with access to the SUV. Impact damage was reportedly found, but no arrest has been made at this time.

Lainey was riding home along River Road near Bridgeway Road shortly after 10 p.m. when she was struck. She had just left work from Osaka Sushi & Steak.

Richmond Police collected evidence and created computerized images of the crash scene yesterday.

Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch “Probe into bicyclist’s death intensifies”

Also mentioned in the article, Jakob Helmboldt, the city’s pedestrian, bicycle and trail coordinator, said “the city is planning to add signs and pavement markings to designate a bicycle route from the University of Richmond to Richmond’s eastern border with Henrico County, but that the route will not include River Road.”

A Facebook group has been set up in Lanie’s memory. Services will be held Friday, August 3, at Maggie Walker Governor’s School at 1000 N. Lombardy St., in Richmond at 3 p.m., followed by a reception at the family home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Brainfood (, Virginia Bicycling Federation (, and Maggie Walker Governor’s School Foundation (804-354-1566).