A Halifax man died after being struck by a vehicle at about 6:30 a.m. Friday at 410 S. Main St. in the town of Halifax.
Trooper J.A. Wilmoth of Virginia State Police said a pedestrian, 58-year-old David Throckmorton, stepped out into the highway, was struck by a vehicle and died as a result.
No charges have been filed, and Wilmoth said the driver was not at fault in the incident.
James Tessneer, 53, of Lawndale, North Carolina, was driving a 2007 Honda Accord north on U.S. 501 when he struck Throckmorton, who had stepped out in front of his vehicle, Wilmoth said.
The trooper added it was still dark outside at the time of the incident, and the location where Throckmorton entered the roadway was not at a pedestrian crosswalk.
Along with Virginia State Police, the Halifax Police Department, Halifax Volunteer Fire Department, Halifax County Rescue Squad, Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia Department of Transportation all responded to the scene.
Traffic had to be rerouted around South Main Street for a couple of hours to allow police to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident.
“We appreciate all the agencies working together as one and getting everyone where they needed to go,” said Halifax Police Chief Stuart Comer.