Police officers said that a 27-year-old man was killed after he was struck by a pickup truck in Virginia. The man was walking along the side of the road in Newport News when the truck driver struck him, according to reports. The 29-year-old driver stayed at the scene and called police to report the pedestrian accident. The injured man was transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries; however, he was later pronounced dead.
The accident occurred as the vehicle, a GMC Sierra truck, was traveling southbound on Warwick Boulevard as it came off the ramp from Ft. Eustis. Law enforcement officials reported that the driver was taken into custody and placed in jail after he was charged with driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter. Records indicate that this is the man's third alcohol-related driving offense. At the time of reporting the driver was being held in Newport News City Jail.