RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A man was hit by a tractor-trailer after falling from the overpass on Powhite Parkway Thursday morning, sources close to the scene said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Richmond Police said the incident happened at 6:38 a.m. when the man fell from the Forest Hill Avenue overpass and was hit by the tractor-trailer. When officer arrived, the man was down and unresponsive.
A death investigation is underway as a traffic fatality. All lanes of Powhite Parkway were shut down but are back open as of 9:15 a.m., VDOT reports.
The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.
Anyone with further information about this death investigation is asked to contact Detective Sergeant M. Mocello at 804-646-6775 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.