Police search for suspect driver who hit and killed pedestrian in Newport News

Posted at 8:46 PM, Oct 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 18:18:30-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A pedestrian was killed on Tuesday night after being hit by a vehicle, according to police.

Police Dispatch got a call about the incident around 7:35 p.m. in the 6100 block of Jefferson Ave.

Police say the pedestrian, a white male in his 40s-50s, was walking westbound on Jefferson Ave. when he was struck by a light color pickup truck.

The suspect fled the scene traveling northbound.

Police say the possible suspect vehicle could have front-end damage and may be missing a side view mirror.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Newport News Fire Department medics.

If you saw anything or have any information that may help police locate the suspect call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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