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Waynesboro, VA – Hit-and-Run Tragedy Claims Life on I-81 near MM 210

Waynesboro, VA (January 23, 2024) – Virginia State Police have identified the hit-and-run suspect in the fatal I-81 crash that occurred on Sunday, January 21st, in Augusta County. Austin W. Eavey, a 25-year-old resident of Waynesboro, now faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and hit-and-run. The victim, a middle-aged white male, tragically lost his life while walking along the southbound lanes near mile-marker 210, close to Greenville, at around 4 am on Sunday. , Waynesboro, VA – Hit-and-Run Tragedy Claims Life on I-81 near MM 210 Unfortunately, the victim had no identification on him at the time of the incident. Described as a white male with a tattoo on his right leg, he was dressed in black with a hoodie featuring the word “Missouri.” Additionally, he wore white Nike sneakers and carried a backpack. Currently, the victim’s identity remains unknown, and his body is at the state medical examiner’s office for identification and autopsy purposes. Authorities urge anyone with information about the pedestrian or who witnessed the crash to contact the Virginia State Police at 540-444-7778 or email

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends affected by this tragic accident.

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