Police: Newport News woman charged in Williamsburg hit-and-run

Update: Rebecca Anna Lynn “Ginger” Bruhwell, of Newport News, turned herself in to custody Thursday at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, according to police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley.

She is charged with driving while suspended and felony hit and run.

Previously, Feb. 7, 2018

City police are seeking a person of interest in connection to a single-car accident early Sunday morning on Monticello Avenue.

Williamsburg Police want to question Rebecca Anna Lynn “Ginger” Bruhwell about the accident, according to police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley.

The accident took place at about 2:30 a.m Sunday on Monticello Avenue between Compton Drive and Ironbound Road, Riley said. According to witnesses, the driver fled the scene before police officers arrived, Riley said.

An injured passenger was extracted from the car by the Williamsburg Fire Department and was flown to VCU Medical Center in Richmond, where the person remains in critical condition, Riley said.

Riley would not confirm whether the woman of interest was the driver of the car, citing the ongoing investigation. As of Tuesday afternoon, city police were still looking for Bruhwell, Riley said.

Update: Feb. 7 9:56 a.m.

Bruhwell has been charged with driving while suspended and felony hit and run.

The warrants are unserved as of Feb. 7.

City police ask that anyone with information on the accident or the whereabouts of Bruhwell call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or Williamsburg Police at 220-2331.

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