The Virginia State Police are investigating a fatality of a pedestrian allegedly struck in the roadway on Monday, January 24, at 6:19 p.m.
The incident occurred on Virginia 878, four-tenths of a mile south of Virginia 873 in Pittsylvania County, according to a release.
A 2017 Ford F-250 was traveling north on Virginia 878, and when with the tow mirror on the truck allegedly struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian was walking south against the northbound traffic.
James Archie Rich III, 71, of Danville, was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for injuries received in the crash and later died.
The Ford was operated by Joshua I. Carter, 26, of Axton. Carter was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.