UPDATE: Man dead after being hit by a vehicle in Giles County

Authorities say no charges have been placed

GILES COUNTY, Va.UPDATE - Sept. 13, 2022

A man has died after being hit by a car in Giles County last week, according to Virginia State Police.

On Sept. 5 shortly before 12:30 p.m., authorities said they responded to the 2900 block of the Pulaski Giles Turnpike on Route 100 for the crash.

Police say the man, who has now been identified as 60-year-old William D. Peoples, of Pearisburg, Virginia, was crossing the road when he was struck by a 2017 Dodge Caravan driving south.

We’re told the vehicle was unable to avoid hitting Peoples, who was not wearing reflective any clothing.

The man was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated, and on Monday (Sept. 12), he passed away, according to VSP.

VSP says the man driving the Caravan, Gerald L. Chewning, 80, of Lugoff, South Carolina, was not hurt in the crash. He was wearing a seat belt.

No charges have been placed, according to Virginia State Police.


ORIGINAL STORY - Sept. 5, 2022

A man was sent to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Sunday in Giles County, according to Virginia State Police.

On Sunday at 12:27 p.m., authorities said they responded to the 2900 block of the Pulaski Giles Turnpike on Route 100 for the crash.

Police say the man was crossing the road when he was struck by a vehicle.

The man was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated, according to VSP.

Authorities said the crash is still under investigation.

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