The Winchester Police Department is investigating a pedestrian-involved accident that killed a Winchester woman. The accident happened around 2:47 p.m. on Thursday, November 17th along the 3100 block of Valley Avenue. Investigators said the driver of a 2002 Honda Civic was leaving Rubbermaid and making a left turn onto Valley Avenue when she struck the victim.
An investigation found the pedestrian was crossing the west side of Valley Ave. to the east side, in a designated crosswalk. The driver, Kelsey Cadwell, 23, of Martinsburg, Va. had a green light and reported not seeing the victim in the crosswalk. The victim, Virginia Thompson, 83, was taken to Winchester Medical Center where she later died. The Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an autopsy.
At the time of the accident, Cadwell was cited for reckless driving and driving on a suspended license. After the victim passed away, officers contacted the Commonwealth Attorney’s office and additional charges may be pending.