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Strasburg, VA – Fatal Hit-and-Run on I-81 Claims Life of Pedestrian at MM 296

Strasburg, VA (March 24, 2024) – The Virginia State Police (VSP) received reports of a vehicle and driver involved in a tragic hit-and-run incident on I-81 in Shenandoah County, on March 24th. , Strasburg, VA – Fatal Hit-and-Run on I-81 Claims Life of Pedestrian at MM 296The incident, which occurred between 5 and 6 a.m. at the 296-mile marker in the northbound lanes, claimed the life of an unidentified adult male pedestrian. Sergeant Brent Coffey, Public Information Officer for the VSP, reported that the pedestrian was struck while in the roadway and succumbed to injuries at the scene, near the intersection of Virginia Route 55 and the Strasburg exit of the interstate. The hit-and-run vehicle fled the scene and may have sustained front-end damage. Authorities transported the victim’s body to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Manassas for examination, autopsy, and identification. The investigation into this tragic incident remains ongoing.

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victim during this difficult time.

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