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Posted on: March 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Police Respond to Hit and Run

James City County Police Department patrol vehicle

On Feb. 26 at approximately 7:19 p.m., officers responded to the 8700 block of Pocahontas Trail. Witnesses reported that a pedestrian exiting a WATA bus was struck by a passing dump truck as he tried to cross the street near the Dollar General Store. After striking the victim, the truck turned onto the entrance road to Country Village Mobile Home Park and stopped. The driver then got out of the truck and looked back in the victim’s direction before getting back into the truck and driving away. The pedestrian, a 31-year-old James City County man was transported by medics to Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News with serious trauma to both legs. His injuries are considered non-life threatening.

The preliminary investigation would show that the dump truck belonged to Coastal Outdoor Concepts, LLC in Cape Carteret, NC. The driver has been identified as a 57-year-old male from JCC. He was reportedly hired by the company to perform repairs on the truck and had possession of the truck for a couple of months. After the crash, he drove the truck to a repair shop in Gates County, NC for additional repairs, as scheduled. According to the Gates County Sheriff’s Office, he then committed suicide by hanging himself in the woods behind the shop on Feb. 27.

The crash remains under investigation.

Media contact:
Stephanie Williams, Police Spokesperson
757-259-5173; stephanie.williams@jamescitycountyva.gov 

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