Man hit, killed on Mechanicsville Turnpike was fleeing police

Pedestrian hit, killed on Mechanicsville Turnpike; road shut down

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A man was hit by a truck and killed on Mechanicsville Turnpike early Tuesday, police said.

According to Henrico police, Linwood Michael Lewis, 39, of Henrico, was pulled over in the 3000 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike for a traffic violation around 3:30 Tuesday morning. Once stopped, the man fled on foot and was hit by a truck.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

The incident shut down all eastbound lanes of the road between Barlow Street and Watts Lane around 3:20 a.m. for several hours

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