Lynchburg driver not charged after hitting, killing pedestrian

24-year-old Ryan MassieĀ of Lynchburg died at the scene

By Rachel Lucas - Weekend Anchor / Reporter, Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer

LYNCHBURG - After an investigation, the Lynchburg Police Department has determined that no charges will be filed as a result of the crash that killed 24-year-old Ryan Massie earlier this month.  


A man was killed after being hit by a vehicle while crossing a street in Lynchburg.

It happened Friday just after 10 p.m. The Lynchburg Police Department along with the Lynchburg Fire and EMS responded to the 2100 block of Rivermont Avenue for a report of a single-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.

The pedestrian was identified as 24-year-old Ryan Massie of Lynchburg. Police said it appears that Massie was attempting to cross the westbound lane of Rivermont Avenue when he was hit by a Ford SUV driven by 23-year-old Alayna Pickeral of Lynchburg.

Massie was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

This incident is under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Traffic & Safety Unit.

 No charges have been filed at this time.

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