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Man Killed Running From Henrico Police

Man Fleeing Traffic Stop Hit By Truck

August 21, 2018 - 3:32 pm

Richmond, VA (WRVA) - A pedestrian killed in Henrico County early Tuesday (8/21/18) morning was running from police when he was hit by a truck. 

A Henrico County Police Officer stopped a vehicle in the 3000 Block of Mechanicsville Turnpike for a traffic violation around 3:25 a.m.

The driver of the stopped vehicle fled the traffic stop on foot. As he was running from the traffic stop, he was hit by a truck that was traveling East on Mechanicsville Turnpike.

The driver who has only been identified as an adult male was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation by law enforcement closed lanes on Mechanicsville Turnpike between Barlow Street and Watts Lane from about 3:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. 

 No other physical injuries were reported in relation to the incident.