George Edward Byrd Sr. killed in hit-and-run accident in Newport News, Virginia

George Edward Byrd Sr. Death – Obituary : 58-year-old George Edward Byrd Sr. has died of injuries suffered following a fatal hit-and-run accident that took place around 10:09 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2021 in Newport News, Virginia.

According to report, Byrd was walking was in a crosswalk at the intersection of 39th Street and Chestnut Avenue when he was struck by a dark-colored SUV. The driver of the SUV fled the scene immediately after the crash without stopping to render aid to the injured.

Authorities are arrived the scene and found him with life threatening injuries. He was immediately transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Authorities are searching for the the driver of the SUV. Anyone with information the will lead to the arrest of the driver will be awarded up to $1,000. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also remain anonymous