Police need help finding hit-and-run victim’s family

Posted on: 5:14 pm, January 24, 2014, by

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — Police are trying to locate the family of a Richmond man who was fatally struck by a car over a week ago.

Late Friday, Richmond police announced they needed help finding 53-year-old William R. Teets’ next of kin.

Teets, of the 3400 block of Chamberlayne Ave. was found dead in the street in the 3200 block of Chamberlayne Ave. after a hit-and-run around 9:40 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16.

Barry Mallory, 51, of the 7100 block of Nesbitt Drive of Chesterfield, was arrested and charged him with felony hit-and-run.

CBS 6 Investigates uncovered Mallory had three previous driving violations. In 2006, he was found guilty of doing 78 in a 60 mph zone in Chesterfield. Then in July 2012, he was found guilty of doing 49 in a 35 mph zone in Henrico. And about a year and a half later, he was found guilty again of going 49 in a 35 mph zone in Henrico.

Lynwood Russell, a friend of the victim, told CBS 6 News last week that Teets was a nice man who was helpful and respectful.  He said his friend was walking home from the store when he was killed about 50 feet from his front door.

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