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A Henrico County man has been charged with felony hit-and-run in the death of a pedestrian late Thursday on Chippenham Parkway.

Virginia State Police said Carlos Rodolfo Salmeron, 35, of Glen Allen was being held without bail. Additional charges were pending.

The pedestrian who died was identified as Joshua Kochel, 37, of Mechanicsville.

State police responded to the crash at 11:32 p.m. Thursday. According to witnesses, a man was running through the northbound lanes of Chippenham Parkway when he was struck by a vehicle. The crash occurred at the Jahnke Road exit, which is near the Richmond and Chesterfield County line.

The vehicle did not stop, police said. Kochel died at the scene.

Shortly before 2 a.m. Friday, Henrico police notified state police of a 2008 Toyota Tundra pickup that had substantial damage and fit the description of the vehicle involved in the Chippenham crash.

State police then went to a Glen Allen residence, where they took Salmeron into custody and seized the vehicle believed to have been involved in the crash.

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