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State Police seek help to solve hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are hoping the public can help solve a hit-and-run that occurred in Augusta County last week. A 21-year-old Churchville man was struck and injured along Route 250 and Sr. Trooper D.C. Brydge is asking for the public’s help in finding the vehicle responsible.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. last Thursday night (Oct. 14), a 21-year-old black male was walking on the shoulder of westbound Route 250 with traffic. In the area of Jakes Convenience Store, the man was struck from behind by a passing vehicle. The vehicle kept going. The man was transported by ambulance to Augusta Medical Center for treatment. He has been treated and released.

Based on the extent and location of the man’s injuries, the hit-and-run vehicle may have been a pickup truck. The man was wearing black pants and a black parka with a faux fur-lined hood. He was carrying a dark blue book bag.

The man had spent the day applying for jobs in Staunton and was walking back to his home in Churchville.

Anyone who may remember seeing the man or may have witnessed the incident is asked to please contact the Virginia State Police Area Office in Staunton at (540)885-2142 or to email the investigating trooper at

Edited by Chris Graham. Chris can be reached at