Pedestrian Dies In Hit And Run Accident

A pedestrian was killed in a hit and run accident at 9:05pm Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 on W. Market Street in Smithfield. Photo by Thomas Honeycutt

SMITHFIELD – Smithfield Police and the State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal hit and run accident. It happened at 9:05pm Thursday in the 400 block of West Market Street (US 70 West) near Highway 210.

The pedestrian died at the scene. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family.

Investigators are searching for a dark color Volkswagen Jetta with front end damage. The vehicle fled from the accident scene.

Police closed both westbound lanes on Market Street during the investigation.

If anyone has any information about the hit and run vehicle you are urged to contact the Smithfield Police Department at 919-934-2121. Callers may remain anonymous.