VSP Investigates Pedestrian Involved Fatal Crash

Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian.

At 1:55 p.m. on Wednesday (Mar. 31) Virginia State Police responded to a crash involving a pedestrian in the 1700 block of Weems Road in Lancaster County.

The northbound lane of Weems Road was blocked for a highway project.  Michael H. Paynter, 58, of Blackstone, Va., was standing in the work zone when he was struck by a 2007 International truck that was backing up. Paynter, as well as the truck and driver, were part of the work zone crew.

Paynter was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. No one else was injured in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.

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