Man struck and killed by truck in Newport News; driver arrested

Posted at 5:53 AM, Mar 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-07 16:34:59-05

Newport News, Va. – Newport News Police say a 29-year-old man has been arrested after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a truck early Friday morning in the area of  Lees Mill Drive and Warwick Blvd.

The driver of the GMC Sierra truck that struck the pedestrian called police and reported the accident.  The pedestrian, identified as 27-year-old Patrick Michael Farrow, was reportedly walking on the side of the road coming from the Ft. Eustis off ramp onto south Warwick Blvd., when the truck, traveling southbound, hit the man.

Police say this area is poorly lit.  The man was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead around 3:20am.

The driver of the truck, 29-year-old Kegan Michael Bilger, has been charged with one count each of driving under the influence offense of alcohol (3rd offense) and involuntary manslaughter. He has been placed in the custody of the Newport News City Jail.