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Man turns himself in for deadly Greensville hit-and-run crash

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Posted at 8:58 AM, Apr 15, 2023

GREENSVILLE COUNTY, Va. -- The driver accused of killing a man walking in Greensville County just outside Emporia Friday night turned himself in Saturday evening, according to authorities.

The crash happened at 9:15 p.m. on Brink Road, east of Saint John Street, according to Sgt. Michelle Anaya with Virginia State Police said.

Thirty-six-year-old Pedro Guzman Presencin was walking east on Brink Road when he was hit by a vehicle headed east. Officials said he died on impact.

Troopers were looking for a the driver of a Chevrolet sedan that was missing its Chevy emblem and had plastic grill and/or bumper damage.

Officials said Saturday that cameras in the area were able to provide over a dozen vehicles in the area, so troopers and deputies followed up on those leads.

Anaya said 44-year-old Lonnie Ligon, of Emporia, turned himself in to state police around 5:45 p.m.

Ligon, who was charged with felony hit-and-run, is being held without bond at Southside Regional Jail, officials said.

Anyone with information about the crash, is asked to contact Virginia State Police at 757-424-6800 or questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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