Well-known attorney hit, killed outside Southampton County courthouse

Posted at 2:48 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 17:58:15-04

COURTLAND, Va. – A well-known attorney was killed after he was struck by a vehicle in front of the Southampton County Courthouse Thursday morning.

A Southampton County deputy walking toward the courthouse heard what sounded like a crash in the 22000 block of Main Street, and soon realized that a man had been hit by a vehicle around 8:35 a.m., WTKR reported.

Courtland Emergency Medical Services responded and attempted to revive the victim, 73-year-old Daniel Forbes, but he was later pronounced dead, officials said.

Deputies said the driver remained at the scene and was cooperative.

Investigators said nether drugs nor alcohol were a factor in the crash.

No charges had been filed at last check, according to officials.

Deputies said the crash remains under investigation.

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