Death investigation underway after man found dead in Newport News street

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Posted at 9:56 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 16:46:17-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — A death investigation is underway after a man was found dead in Newport News Monday night.

Around 8:34 p.m., police responded to Thimble Shoals Boulevard, which is near Jefferson Avenue, in reference to a man lying in the street.

Officers arrived on scene and saw that the man, identified as 61-year-old Paul Alfred Smith, had injuries. He was pronounced dead on scene.

Police said Friday, February 14 that Smith fell into the roadway before being struck by a vehicle. It was later determined that his injuries were caused by an auto-pedestrian crash.

The driver remained on scene, and no charges have been filed in connection with the incident.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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