Shortly after 2:00 AM on Friday, January 1, 2021 Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the 1000 Block of Eastern Valley Road to investigate reports that a vehicle had slid off the roadway and struck a home. Once on the scene, Deputies found a 26 year old black male inside the vehicle. Once he was removed from the vehicle, it was determined that he was deceased. No one in the home was injured in the incident.
At approximately the same time, Deputies were also called to the 6600 Block of Pocahontas Road on reports that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. Deputies responded to find that a 56 year old white female had gotten out of a vehicle and attempted to cross Pocahontas Road. She stepped in front of an oncoming car and was struck. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the oncoming vehicle remained on the scene and is fully cooperating with the investigation.
Jefferson County Detectives are continuing the investigations in both incidents. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office will verify cause and manner of the deaths.