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Shelia Cowles, 50, killed in pedestrian collision on Richmond Road in James City County, Virginia

Modified Date: 
Wed, 11/29/2017 - 8:34am
Accident Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

Pedestrian killed after SUV runs off road in James City County

A police investigation revealed that Cowles was walking when a Ford Explorer ran off the road and she was struck.

Woman indicted on charges for crash that killed JCC woman

James City County police say Amanda Marie Counterman-Jobb was indicted Nov. 15 for child abuse, driving under the influence of prescription drugs, reckless driving, involuntary manslaughter (felony) and involuntary manslaughter as a result of DUI.

People Involved: 
Shelia Cowles
Amanda Marie Counterman-Jobb
Richmond Road


I was first on the scene and it was truly tragic. The woman responsible needs to be charged for her reckless behavior that led to the death of this lady right in front of her husband. My heart goes out to the family of sheila. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. This just shows how we as a society need to pay more attention when we are on the road. She was just out walking with her husband off of the road in the grass it is so sad how quickly so many lives can be destroyed with carlessness. I, myself will never forget what I witnessed that day. My deepest condolences go out to hwr husband. I can not imagine what it is like to watch the love of your life be stuck by a vehicle and killed all bc of someone not paying attention.

Actually, there were absolutely no witnesses to this crime other than the person with the lady and the driver. My heart goes out to their family for this loss. However until the investigation is finished, there should be absolutely no blame thrown anywhere due to Virginia's laws on walking on and near highways. And all of the evidence that needs to be gone over.

No any one that cant keep control of the vehicle at all times should not be behind the wheel.thats why they put white lines on the roads. Should be a crime and the driver should pay for such negligance.

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