Truck of interest in Pulaski County deadly hit-and-run crash located

Victim's sister: "Take responsibility for what you've done"

By Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer, Taj Simmons - Reporter

Courtesy of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office

PULASKI COUNTY, Va. - The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says it has located the truck of interest in connection with Monday's deadly hit-and-run crash. 

The truck was located at about 4 p.m. Friday.

In the Facebook post announcing the vehicle being found, Sheriff Michael Worrell thanked everyone for their help in the search.

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Authorities have released video of the car they believe hit and killed a 54-year-old man in Pulaski County Monday. 

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office has released the video in hopes that the public can help identify the green truck seen in surveillance footage. Authorities believe the truck is a Chevy Silverado. Although it could also be a Dodge Ram or similarly styled truck.

According to deputies, the incident happened around 8 p.m. Monday on Route 100 near Clayton Homes in Dublin. 

Authorities say Peter James Bednasz, 54, who had a last known address in Tennessee, was walking along Route 100 when he was hit.

Bednasz was flown to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he later died.

Bednasz's sister, Paula Gulli, says the family is still in shock about his death. She hopes whoever was behind the wheel comes forward and confesses to the crime.

"I don't hate the person, I'm sure that person has their own problems, but take some responsibility for what you've done," Gulli said. "Pay your debt, and take responsibility for what you've done."

The family has set up a GoFundMe for Bednasz's funeral expenses at this link.

Anyone who may have seen this truck or a similar vehicle in the area at the time of the incident or close by in the area during this time is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 980-7800. If anonymity is requested please call 980-7810.    

 

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