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Charlottesville: Detectives ask witnesses to come forward in July fatal accident

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Charlottesville Police detectives continue to gather evidence in a fatal accident that occurred after a man allegedly attacked a woman in the 700 block of Nassau Street on July 6.

Detectives are asking additional witnesses to come forward. Police say they are aware of community members who claim to have knowledge about the incident but have not spoken to detectives.

Edward Fitzhugh Anderson died on July 6 at 7:34 p.m. after an adult female allegedly struck him with her vehicle, CPD reported in a news release.

The adult female, who remained on scene and has not been named, reported to police that Anderson had attacked her when she was in her parked vehicle. As she attempted to flee, she told police, Anderson was struck by her vehicle.

Police said at the time that the attack appeared unprovoked, and the parties did not know each other.

There were no immediate charges after the incident.

However, after a complete investigation, the case will be turned over to the Commonwealth Attorney’s office for a decision on any potential charges.

Police request anyone with firsthand knowledge or video of the incident to come forward.

If you wish to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at (434) 977-4000.

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Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.