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Police: Suspect wanted after hitting pedestrian, fleeing scene on Route 501

(MGN Online)

UPDATE: 8 p.m.

State Police said they are investigating a hit and run of a pedestrian in northern Halifax County near the Staunton River and Campbell County line.

They said the crash happened around 6:45 a.m. on Route 501/L.P. Bailey Memorial Highway about a half mile north of Hog Wallow Road.

They said two vehicles were driving north on Route 501 when one of the vehicles tried to pass the other; the passing vehicle illegally used the right shoulder where it hit a man walking, police said.

After hitting the pedestrian, police said the vehicle then hit the guardrail.

The impact of the crash threw the pedestrian to the ground, police said, and the driver of the vehicle fled the scene.

The pedestrian was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital, where police said he is still being treated for life-threatening injuries.

State police are asking anyone with information about this incident and/or the suspect vehicle to please contact us by dialing #77 or 434-352-7128, or by email at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

The suspect vehicle should have damage to its windshield, right front end, and passenger side.

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HALIFAX Co., Va. (WSET) -- Virginia State Police said it's investigating a hit and run that's caused a lane closure on Route 501 in Halifax County.

According to Virginia 511, there was an accident on Route 501 in the vicinity of Hog Wallow Road, Stage Coach Road, Route 632 N/S, and VA 40 E/W.

They said all north lanes are closed as of 11:39 a.m. Friday, January 12.

Flaggers are directing traffic through the southbound lane.

This is only a two-lane road and Virginia 511 said to expect delays if you have to travel in the area.

It's not clear if police are looking for suspects, the condition of those involved in the accident, or when lanes should be reopened.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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