Pedestrian fatally struck on Interstate 64 in Richmond, shutting down westbound lanes Wednesday night


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A pedestrian walking in the right lane of westbound Interstate 64 on Wednesday night in Richmond was struck and killed, causing travel to be shut down completely for a time, according to Virginia State Police.

Troopers responded to calls around 8:10 p.m. of a person standing in the right lane. Before troopers could arrive to the scene, the pedestrian was struck. Police say the unidentified person was first struck by a minivan in the deceleration lane for the Mechanicsville Turnpike exit before being hit by a sedan and then run over by other traffic.

State Police say the drivers of the two vehicles that initially struck the pedestrian cooperated with the investigation and were both wearing their seatbelts at the time. Neither driver reported any injuries.

Traffic was diverted to Nine Mile Road while westbound lanes were closed.

Motorists were encouraged to plan an alternate route and to expect delays.

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