Police release name of man dead after being hit by tractor-trailer in Bedford Co.

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Published: Jun. 7, 2022 at 9:16 AM EDT
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BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: Curtis Junior Martin was named as the victim by Virginia State Police. He was wearing dark clothing and died at the scene.

No charges are pending.

EARLIER STORY: A man is dead after being hit by a tractor-trailer in Bedford County early Tuesday morning, according to Virginia State Police.

Police say the incident occurred at 3:50 a.m. on Rt. 460, near Candle Lane.

A 72-year-old male pedestrian was walking west on Rt. 460 in the roadway when he was hit by a tractor-trailer driving west.

Police say Bedford County 911 received a call from a passer-by prior to the crash, saying a man was walking in the road, but before any units could respond, the man had been hit.

Police say they will release more information after they’ve notified the man’s next-of-kin.

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