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A pedestrian has died after being struck by an SUV while crossing Mechanicsville Turnpike in Hanover County on Sunday afternoon.

The preliminary investigation shows that the SUV was traveling east on Mechanicsville Turnpike at 12:01 p.m., when it struck the pedestrian in the road before the intersection at Bell Creek Road, according to Hanover sheriff’s Sgt. Steve DiLoreto.

The driver of the SUV remained at the scene for Fire-EMS and law enforcement officials, DiLoreto said in a news release.

The pedestrian was transported by ambulance and pronounced dead at a hospital. The individual will not be identified until proper notification is made to family members, DiLoreto said.

Investigators are still collecting information to determine the circumstances that led to the incident.

Officials ask that anyone with information about the crash call the Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140.

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