Police: 18-Wheeler Strikes, Kills Pedestrian on Route 199

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Update 2:06 p.m.: The deceased has been identified as Kevin Whittier Chambers.


Original Post: A 55-year-old James City County man was killed by a tractor-trailer while walking across Route 199 at its intersection with John Tyler Highway around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

James City County Police said the pedestrian, whose identity is not being disclosed until his family is notified, was crossing the four-lane highway toward the Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center when the Freightliner 18-wheeler struck him.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck had been heading east along Route 199 when it hit the man. The 58-year-old Virginia Beach man behind the wheel of the tractor-trailer said he did not see the pedestrian crossing the street “until it was too late,” according to a news release from the police.

No charges have been filed against the driver.

The intersection of John Tyler Highway and Route 199 remained closed for four hours for the crash investigation.

The crash remains under investigation, police said.