ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Albemarle County Police have now identified the pedestrian who was killed by a vehicle on Sunday night.
Shortly after 9:45 p.m., Albemarle County Police officers responded to a call of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on East Rio Road near Albemarle Square.
Upon their arrival, they located the victim, now identified as 70-year-old Scott Kennedy Rooth of Charlottesville.
Rooth was transported to UVA Medical Center. On Monday morning, it was reported that he had succumbed to his injuries and died at the hospital.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Albemarle County Police Department’s Fatal Crash Reconstruction Team. Police told 8News that the incident is not considered a hit-and-run.
This is the eighth fatal crash investigated by Albemarle County Police so far this year. This count does not include fatal crashes investigated by Virginia State Police.
Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact Albemarle Crime Stoppers at 434-972-4000.