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Driver fatally strikes pedestrian on West Broad Street

Posted at 1:17 PM, Feb 26, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond Police are investigating a fatal crash that involved a driver and a pedestrian on West Broad Street in Richmond. Traffic on eastbound West Broad Street, at Summit Avenue, is closed to all traffic as police investigate the crash.

The pedestrian, an adult male, was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to police.

The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene. Police say the driver was also taken to the hospital, but their condition has not been released.

The circumstances surrounding the crash remain under investigation.

One bystander tells CBS 6 that he was working nearby when he heard the crash.

“We were just here working, when all of a sudden we heard something go ‘boom.’ We walked down to the curb and saw a man lying out in the street and he was hit by a white car,” said Raymond Ferguson. "When the car hit him, he flipped over the little island right here. So he was laying on the other side. That's how hard the car hit him."

Police said the crash happened at about 11:45 a.m. in the 3100 block of West Broad Street, near a GRTC Pulse stop.

In a Tweet announcing a detour, GRTC Pulse said the incident was unrelated to their bus service.

Police say their investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

This is a developing story. Witnesses can send news tips, photos, and video here.

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