Friends, family mourn Chesterfield woman killed trying to stop vehicle

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Friends and family are gathered around a memorial Saturday for the 23-year-old woman who died in a bizarre accident in Chesterfield.

amber hernandezPolice responded to a home in the 8000 block of Sussex Place, off Newbys Bridge Road near Walmsley Boulevard in Chesterfield, around 8 a.m. Friday to investigate the death of a woman who was found trapped under her vehicle at her residence.

Investigators say Amber Hernandez tried stopping the car from rolling down the hill when she was run over. The car has a manual transmission and its parking brake was not applied.

Hernandez and her husband. (PHOTO: Facebook)

Hernandez and her husband. (PHOTO: Facebook)

Hernandez worked at the Hull Street Buffalo Wild Wings for a year and had recently just landed a job in the medical field. Friends say Hernandez was also planning to start a family with her husband.

Chesterfield Police say what happened on Sussex Place appears to be a tragic accident. One man who identified himself as the victim's husband at the scene said it was too difficult to talk about, but that he is mourning her loss.

Friends and former co-workers are trying to focus on remembering the better days.

"For the first while, it took a minute to sink in, and it was such devastation," said Dani Falter. "It's just a horrible thing the moment that everything was literally looking awesome... a terrible tragedy strikes."

Friends have started a campaign to raise money to help Hernandez's family with funeral expenses. If you'd like you help, you can visit their GoFundMe page.


  • Tasha A

    Dang just another freak accident. That is just so sad and horrible especially because it was her own car she was just trying to stop it from rolling and it ended up rolling over her. I couldn’t imagine the pain she suffered, but my condolences goes out to her family.

  • Hollins Alumn

    Oh Gods, Amber… Such an amazing, sweet, kind woman, this accident is just tragic. I will miss her so much.

  • Amiee Roberts

    I am Sorry this Girl Lost Her Life but as the Neighbor next door to Her stated on a Face to Face Interview with the News Channel 6 News Team she stated and I Quote…” It Seems this Young Girl had her Date with God today and its Sad but True that such a Sad, Freak Accident always suggests that it was Just Her Time…And We All Must have That Day with The Lord…We Just Never Know When That Day Will Come….She is at Peace Now!…” …End Quote! So TRUE!

  • sw

    I can only imagine what this family is going through. I have never lost a child or a spouse but I did lose my brother in a freak accident and it was horrible to be without him. My thoughts are with the family during this horrible time for them.

  • Hollins Alum '13

    Amber I remember when we first met five years ago in Tinker Hall. You were sweet to everyone you met, even if you did not know their name. You gave me the best advice and I wish we were closer friends. The last time we talked was at Sophomore Senior banquet, we had a discussion about our future military husbands and building families. When I first heard this news I broke down into gasping tears. We graduated together, laughed together, shared stories together and became life long sisters. My heart misses you and I love you Hollins sister. May you rest in peace with God.

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