Pedestrian killed in I-64 accident

Posted at 7:38 AM, Mar 04, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-04 23:31:40-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - A vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian near Nine Mile Road, on Interstate 64 westbound.

Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Molnar told CBS 6 that troopers responded to the single vehicle fatal crash at 5:18 a.m. Sunday morning. The highway was shut down for several hours.

According to Molnar, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1999 Ford Contour, traveling in the right lane, struck a male pedestrian who was walking in the right travel lane.

The pedestrian, who died at the scene, was transported from the scene to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for positive identification.

The driver of the Ford was not injured and was wearing her safety belt.  Molnar identified her as a 23 year-old from Blacksburg. She stopped at the scene and wait for police.

Police closed all three lanes on Interstate 64 W for almost two hours Sunday morning. The lanes reopened shortly after 7:00 a.m.

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