VSP identifies body found alongside Route 11 in Wythe County

Virginia State Police are investigating after they say the man was struck by a pickup truck

WYTHE COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

Virginia State Police have identified the body found on the side of Route 11/Lee Highway in Wythe County.

Police said Gilbert R. Millsap, 68, of Adwolfe, was walking alongside Route 11 when he was struck by a pickup truck. We’re told Millsap died at the scene.

According to police, the driver of the pickup was identified as a Wytheville man.

VSP said charges are pending, and state police continue to investigate the incident.


ORIGINAL STORY

Virginia State Police is investigating after a body was found alongside Route 11/Lee Highway in Wythe County.

On Friday at about 7:30 a.m., authorities were called to the scene near where Exit 67 on Interstate 81 intersects with Route 11.

State troopers are working to identify the individual and determine the circumstances related to the individual’s death.

The incident remains under investigation, authorities said.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police at 540-444-7788 or questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

We have a reporter at the scene now working for you to learn more. Stay with 10 News as this breaking news story develops.


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