NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A man was struck and killed by a passing vehicle on Interstate 64 in Newport News on Sunday night while he was in an altercation with another person on the shoulder, according to Virginia State Police.
There are few details at this time, including what led to the fight, but Virginia State Police spokesperson Sgt. Michelle Anaya said it happened on the side of I-64 near Victory Boulevard around 6:30 p.m. when the two drivers were both stopped on the eastbound shoulder.
Sometime during the altercation the victim was fatally struck by a passing vehicle in the right travel lane. The other male involved in the altercation then fled the scene before police arrived. Police currently don’t have a description for that person or his vehicle, but they’re looking for any information that could help track him down.
Meanwhile the driver of the vehicle that struck the victim stayed at the scene, police clarified.
No charges have been announced at this time.
Although next of kin have been notified, state police said they are withholding the name of the person killed as this is an ongoing investigation.
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