Update: State police identify man injured in Norfolk hit-and-run

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10:45 a.m. update:

A 26-year-old Smart Traffic employee was hit by a truck while responding to a four-car accident on Interstate 64 Tuesday morning.

Virginia State Police and Smart Traffic responded to an accident on I-64 near the Little Creek exit around 6:11 a.m. While police tended to injured travelers, Smart Traffic employees blocked the area with traffic cones.

Smart Traffic worker William Riggs was helping block the area, when a red Ford F-150 drove through the area and hit him with the truck’s mirror. He was injured, according to a Virginia State Police news release.

Riggs told police he believed the truck had a registration that said “Apportioned” and that the license plate had white and blue lettering.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Virginia State Police at 757-424-6800 or questions@vsp.virginia.gov.


8 a.m. update:

State police are looking for a driver who hit a road worker on Interstate 64 Tuesday morning.

Around 6:11 a.m., Virginia State Police were on the scene of a four-car accident on I-64 near the Little Creek exit. Traffic workers were on the scene, blocking the area off with cones while police helped drivers who were injured, according to a state police news release.

As they were working, a red Ford F-150 drove through the coned area and hit a traffic worker with the truck’s side mirror. The driver fled the scene, and the traffic worker was injured.

Norfolk police officers and area military bases have been asked to put out a broadcast about the hit-and-run incident. State police are still investigating.