Man hit by po­lice ve­hi­cle dies

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WAVERLY — The Vir­ginia State Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing an ac­ci­dent Tues­day morn­ing in­volv­ing a Waverly Po­lice Depart­ment ve­hi­cle that left a town res­i­dent dead and closed a sec­tion of U.S. Route 460 for sev­eral hours.

State Po­lice spokes­woman Sgt. Michelle Anaya said a 2014 Dodge Charger owned by the Town of Waverly Po­lice Depart­ment was trav­el­ing east on Route 460 around 1:50 a.m. when it hit a pedes­trian in the road­way at the in­ter­sec­tion with State Route 40.

The pedes­trian has been iden­ti­fied as An­to­nio T. Green, 47, of the 500 block of Moore

Street in Waverly.

The State Po­lice ac­ci­dent re­con­struc­tion team was called to the scene to as­sist with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, and all lanes of Route 460 were closed for sev­eral hours while in­ves­ti­ga­tors pro­cessed the scene.

The high­way has now re­opened.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing, and Anaya said the find­ings “are de­pen­dent upon sev­eral other state agen­cies.”

Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion is ex­pected to be re­leased later, Anaya said.

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