Update: Pedestrian Killed on Route 29 Identified

Thursday December 25, 2008

Albemarle County Police have released the name of the person killed while trying to cross Route 29 on Thursday night.

Authorities have identified the victim as 19-year-old Melissa Dawn Martin of Charlottesville. She was struck shortly after 7 p.m. by a pickup truck in the southbound lanes of Rt. 29 near Westfield Road.

Emergency crews performed CPR on the victim at the accident scene. She was then taken to UVa Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

An Albemarle County Police Accident Reconstruction Team is trying piece together the evidence to find out what really happened.

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