Man struck by vehicle and killed in Mathews County

File image: Mathews County Sheriff (WAVY/Joel Hilton)

PORT HAYWORD, Va. (WAVY) – A man was killed early Sunday morning after being hit by a vehicle in Mathews County.

Virginia State Police were called by the Mathew’s Sheriff’s Department at 4:05 a.m to investigate a vehicle accident resulting in a man’s death.

It was around 3:55 a.m. that a 2005 Kia Sorento, driven by 20-year old man from Mathews, was traveling eastbound on Route 14 in Port Haywood when the driver struck a pedestrian who was walking in the eastbound traffic lane.

The pedestrian, identified as 28 year-old Michael Anthony Altman, of Susan, Virginia, died at the scene.The driver was not injured.

Police say that alcohol and speed were not a factor in this and no charges have been filed at this time.

Family members have also been contacted about this investigation.


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