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Police ID 70-year-old struck, killed on Jefferson Davis Highway

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Pedestrian struck on Jeff Davis Highway (PHOTO: Chris Jenkins)

RICHMOND, Va. — Police have identified the man who was hit and killed by a vehicle on Jeff Davis Highway Christmas night.

Police say 70-year-old Bernard W. Gusti was attempting to cross the street on the 3000 Jefferson Davis Highway when he was struck by a 2006 Nissan Altima traveling south, causing him to fall to the ground. Gusti was then struck again by a 2003 Pontiac Grand AM traveling in the same direction.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police were alerted to the incident a little before 8 p.m. when an officer in the area was flagged down by bystanders who said a person had been struck by a vehicle. The South Richmond road was closed between Terminal Avenue and Lumkin Avenue while police investigated.

Gusti’s body remained on the road, covered by a sheet, while police investigated into the 9 p.m. hour.

The driver or drivers involved in the incident stopped and spoke with police as part of the investigation. Police say no charges are pending at this time as they continue to look into the incident and consult with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Sergeant Scott Jones at 804-646-1639 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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