Man hit in Botetourt County hit-and-run dies; driver still sought

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TROUTVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7)-- Virginia State Police say a pedestrian hit while crossing Route 11 in Troutville has died of his injuries. The driver who hit him is still being sought.

69-year-old Dineshkumar Patel of Troutville was hit October 18 about 7 p.m. just south of Route 220, between the Dodge Store and McDonalds.

Police say evidence from the scene indicates the vehicle involved was a 2018 or 2019 metallic blue Chevrolet Colorado or GMC Canyon. The vehicle will have damage to the driver’s side; including the driver’s side mirror. After hitting the victim, the driver kept going south on 11 toward Roanoke.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Virginia State Police at 800-542-5959, or by email at

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