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72-year-old man killed in Culpeper hit-and-run

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Posted at 4:48 PM, Oct 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-17 17:39:31-04

CULPEPER COUNTY, Va. — Virginia State Police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run accident in Culpeper County that killed a 72-year-old man from  Locust Grove.

Officials said the accident happened on Route 3 westbound just west of Rt. 620 (Yellow Bottom Road) either Thursday night or early Friday morning.

State police said Robert Lee Walker was walking along the highway when he was struck and killed. His body was discovered Friday morning.

Authorities are working to find the driver and vehicle involved, which is believed to be red and likely has left front corner damage.

If you have information that could help investigators, call Trooper J. K. Hathaway at the Virginia State Police – Area 15 Office at 540-829-7415 or the Virginia State Police Dispatch Center at 540-829-7771.