Newport News Police investigate fatal crash involving pedestrian on Jefferson Avenue

Posted at 3:20 PM, Apr 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-20 16:57:50-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Newport News Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian-involved crash.

On Saturday, around 2:07 p.m., responded to Jefferson Avenue, near Riverlands Drive, for a report of an auto-pedestrian crash.

When officers arrived they found one man, 71-year-old Norman Joseph Knott, who was struck by a vehicle. Police say he died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured and officials say the driver remained on the scene.

According to a preliminary investigation, Knott was crossing Jefferson Avenue not in a crosswalk when he was struck. Police say the investigation remains ongoing.