Verbatim press release from VSP at 10:51 AM EDT
“At 5:06 a.m. this morning (May 6), Virginia State Police responded to a crash on westbound Interstate 64 at the 108 mile marker. The crash involved a tractor-trailer and a pedestrian.
The tractor-trailer was traveling in the left lane when it struck a female pedestrian who was walking in the lane. The tractor-trailer was unable to avoid striking the pedestrian.
The pedestrian died at the scene and her remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for positive identification.
An abandoned vehicle was found in the median near the 107 mile marker and state police is investigating if there is a connection between the pedestrian and the vehicle.
This is all the information we have at this time. The crash remains under investigation.
Public Relations Coordinator
Virginia State Police”