VSP working to identify man killed while walking on I-81 in Augusta Co.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia State Police are working to learn the identity of a pedestrian who was killed in a crash on I-81 in Augusta County early Friday morning.

State police said they were dispatched to Route 11 just after midnight on Feb. 9. While at the scene, troopers learned a man was hit while walking on the road along Route 11 North, at the I-81 entrance ramp.

VSP said the vehicle was attempting to merge onto the I-81 ramp, and could not avoid hitting the man.

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State police described the white man as around 5’8″ to 5’10” and around 145 lbs. He is believed to be around 25-35 years old. He was wearing all-black, non-reflective clothing with black cargo-style sweatpants, and black athletic sneakers. Police said he has a goatee and medium-length brown hair.

During the crash, he was carrying a blue Android cellphone.

The driver was not injured and no charges will be filed.

Anyone with information concerning the pedestrian is encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police at 540-444-7778 or by email at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

WFXR News will update this story as more information is released.

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