Police have identified a 36-year-old woman who allegedly caused a car crash that killed her boyfriend and injured two young girls in Richmond on Thursday night.
Chanetta Flanagan is accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed Harold Mason Jr., 39, of Richmond, and also injured two young girls at about 11:45 p.m. Thursday on San Pablo Avenue south of Hilltop Road, Richmond police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said today.
Flanagan was driving a white Buick sedan south on San Pablo Avenue when she hit the center median and veered right, hitting a tree, according to Abetkov.
Mason was pronounced dead at the scene while a 3-year-old girl and 5-year-old girl riding in the car were injured.
The younger girl’s condition has since been listed as stable but the older girl remained in serious condition today, Abetkov said.
Officers believe Flanagan, who was also injured in the crash, was driving under the influence of alcohol.
Flanagan was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI causing great bodily injury or death, felony child endangerment and driving on a suspended license while being on probation for DUI, Abetkov said.
Flanagan and Mason were believed to be involved in a romantic relationship but were not married, according to Abetkov.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
Abetkov said the case was presented to the district attorney’s office and that Flanagan could be arraigned as soon as this afternoon.