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Pedestrian Dies in Waynesboro Hit and Run

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Update - Sunday, April 8, 2012:

Waynesboro police have identified the woman killed Saturday night after being hit by a car as 56-year-old Betty Marcelle Wheeler of Waynesboro. Police say the car fled the scene before police arrived.

The only description of the car police have released as of Sunday afternoon is that the color "may possibly" be silver and has front end damage.

Police are asking citizens to be on the lookout for any vehicles with recent front end damage. They are also looking for any possible witnesses who were traveling on Stuarts Draft Highway at the intersection with Grandview Drive around 8:30 Saturday night.

If you have any information call Waynesboro Police at 540-942-6675 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-2017.


Waynesboro police are investigating a hit and run that killed a woman walking along Route 340.

Waynesboro police arrived at the scene on Route 340 near the P. Buckley Moss Museum around 8:30 Saturday night.

Police say a 56-year-old female pedestrian was struck by a vehicle which had fled the scene by the time police arrived.

As of Saturday night, police say they do not have a suspect vehicle description. The identity of the woman has not been released.


The NBC29 newsroom received the following press release from the Waynesboro Police Department:

At approximately 8:27pm the Waynesboro Police Department along with the Waynesboro Fire Department and Waynesboro First Aid Crew were dispatched to the area of Stuarts Draft Highway at the intersection with Grandview Drive for a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle.  Upon arrival, police officers found a 56 year old female who was deceased in the North bound lanes.  She was later identified as Betty Marcelle Wheeler of Waynesboro. The vehicle that struck her subsequently fled the scene prior to police arrival. It had been traveling north in the right hand lane. The only description of the suspect vehicle at this time is it may possibly be silver in color and has front end damage. The Northbound lanes remained closed and traffic was re-routed until approximately 1130pm while detectives from the Waynesboro Police Department and the Virginia State Police Accident Reconstruction Team processed the accident scene.

The Waynesboro Police Department is continuing the investigation. The department is asking citizens to be on the lookout for any vehicles with recent front end damage. The department is also asking for any possible additional witnesses who were traveling in the above named area around the time of the accident that may have relevant information about the accident or the vehicle involved please contact the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675 or Crime Stoppers at1-800-322-2017 

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