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Man arrested, police identify man killed in Lynchburg hit-and-run

The hit-and-run happened Saturday night

The Lynchburg Police Department has identified the man they say was killed in a hit and run in Lynchburg Saturday night.
The Lynchburg Police Department has identified the man they say was killed in a hit and run in Lynchburg Saturday night.

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department has arrested the man it believes is responsible for a deadly hit-and-run crash on Saturday night.

On Sunday evening, Charles Beaty, 24, of Jamestown, Tennessee, was taken into custody and charged with felony hit and run and reckless driving.

The crash happened at about 6 p.m. on the 100 Block of Melinda Drive near Target.

Daniel Bathurst, 59, of Lynchburg, was killed as a result of the crash.


The Lynchburg Police Department has identified the man they say was killed in a hit-and-run in Lynchburg Saturday night.

Authorities say the hit-and-run car crash resulted in the death of 59-year-old Daniel Bathurst, of Lynchburg.

Police tell 10 News it happened around 6 p.m. on the 100 Block of Melinda Drive near Target.

According to authorities, the man was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where he later died.

At this time, authorities are still looking for the suspect.

The Lynchburg Police Department is asking anyone with any information to contact the Traffic Safety Unit at 434-455-6047.

This is an ongoing investigation.


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