Bedford County firefighters responded to a truck fire at the home of a man who is accused of leaving the scene of an accident that killed a bicyclist Friday night about two hours after the bicyclist was hit. The suspect is also accused of assaulting firefighters as they were trying to extinguish the truck fire.
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office says they received a call from 26-year-old Michael Jenkins that his truck and home were on fire. When firefighters arrived at the Snowberry Hill home a little after 10:20 p.m. Friday, they found Jenkins’ pickup truck on fire in the driveway. The house was not on fire.
As firefighters tried to put the truck fire out, Jenkins allegedly started pushing firefighters and throwing objects at their vehicles.
He is charged with being intoxicated in public, felony assault on a firefighter, and maliciously throwing missiles at an occupied vehicle. The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office believes the truck was intentionally set on fire.
Jenkins has also been charged with felony hit-and-run for an accident that killed 53-year-old Sean McQuaid about two hours before the truck fire was reported. Investigators say McQuaid was riding his bike south on Route 122 near Route 24 on Friday night around 8:30 p.m. when he was hit by a car. Investigators say Jenkins left the scene of the accident.
Anyone with information about the hit-and-run incident is asked to call Virginia State Police at 1-800-542-5959.
A Bedford man has been arrested in a hit-and-run accident that killed a bicyclist on Friday night in Bedford County.
26-year-old Michael Jenkins was arrested at his home Monday morning. He is charged with felony hit and run and is being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail without bond.
Sean McQuaid of Cape Canaveral, Florida, was headed south on Route 122 Friday night around 8:30 p.m. when he was hit from behind. He was not wearing a helmet. McQuaid was 53.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Virginia State Police at 1-800-542-5959.
The bicyclist that was involved in the hit and run accident on Route 122 Friday night in Bedford County died Saturday at Roanoke Memorial Hospital as a result of injuries he sustained.
Sean M. McQuaid, age 53, of Cape Canaveral, Florida was traveling southbound on Route 122 when he was struck from behind by a vehicle that fled the scene.
McQuaid was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The Virginia State Police are still looking for a suspect vehicle identified as a newer model Ford Edge sport utility vehicle that fled the scene.
Anyone having information regarding this hit and run accident should contact the Virginia State Police at 1-800-542-5959.
Virginia State Police are looking for whoever struck a bicyclist with a car in Bedford County and fled the scene.
This happened about 8:30 p.m. on Route 122, near Route 24.
There's no vehicle description at this time.
The bicyclist is in a Roanoke hospital right now with life-threatening injuries.