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Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle on Bypass Road Tuesday

A Google Maps screenshot shows Bypass Road, where a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday night. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Google Maps)
A Google Maps screenshot shows Bypass Road, where a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday night. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Google Maps)

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle while trying to cross Bypass Road in Williamsburg Tuesday night.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office sent out an alert Tuesday evening around 8 p.m. warning drivers the eastbound lanes of the road would be closed as Virginia State Police investigated the incident.

The crash happened in the 200 block of Bypass Road.

The eastbound lanes of the road between Commons Way and Route 132 were closed as of 8 p.m. and “until further notice.”

The sheriff’s office did not give any details about the identity of the pedestrian in the Tuesday night alert.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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