RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Police Department is investigating after a man was hit by a vehicle on the edge of Jackson Ward Friday morning.
Shortly before 3 a.m., officers were called to the 600 block of North Belvidere Street — at the corner of Leigh Street — for a reported vehicle crash.
Upon their arrival, officers found a man down and injured in the left northbound lane of Belvidere Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
The Richmond Police Crash Team later determined that the pedestrian had been crossing from the west side of the street to the east side when he was hit by the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.
The Belvidere exit ramp on Interstate 95 was closed as a result of the heavy police response to the incident. The scene was mostly cleared by 6:30 a.m.
The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact RPD Crash Team Investigator D. Peppel at 804-646-1042.