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Pedestrian killed in Hopewell accident

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HOPEWELL, Va. (WTVR)- A Richmond woman was killed crossing the street in Hopewell on Saturday.

Hopewell Police tell CBS 6 they responded to the 1500 block of High Ave. for the report of an accident involving a pedestrian.

Upon arrival, officers found that the victim, Janice Stith Jones, 64, of the 6500 block of Armfield Rd. in Richmond, had been crossing High Ave. to attend  function at the Sunlight Elks Lodge when she was struck in the northbound lanes of High Ave. by a vehicle that was traveling north on High Ave.

Jones was taken to local John Randolph Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police tell us the driver is known to them, but no charges have been filed, pending an investigation that is being assisted by Virginia State Police.

Anyone persons with information regarding this accident is encouraged to contact the Hopewell Police at (804) 541-2275.