I-64 death investigated as suicide, hit and run
NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – The 27-year-old man who apparently committed suicide from the Henpeck Road overpass in New Kent Tuesday was struck by a tractor-trailer and other vehicles on Interstate 64, according to Virginia State Police.
Police said the 27-year-old Norfolk man who died was driving a family member’s van when it ran out of gas and came to a stop along Interstate 64 west about 1:30 a.m. Shortly thereafter police said it appeared the man committed suicide.
Police said the driver of the tractor-trailer that struck the man did stop at the scene, but did not stay there. Police tracked down the truck driver, identified only as a 54-year-old Richmond man.
Police said once the investigation is complete, they would turn the case over to the New Kent County Commonwealth’s Attorney to decide if charges should be placed.