ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A woman was killing while trying to cross a road in Isle of Wight Saturday night.
Around 10:22 p.m. Saturday, Virginia State Police was called to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian.
State police say 33-year-old Ann Marie Pruitt, of the 1000 block of Whippingham Parkway, was trying to cross the road when she was hit by a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. She was taken to Riverside Regional Hospital, where she died from her injuries.
The crash was not a hit-and-run and police aren’t looking for any suspects. Police say no charges will be filed against the driver of the Silverado.
Alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident, according to police.
10 On Your Side spoke with a relative of Pruitt over the phone Sunday afternoon. She told us their family is devastated by the loss and that Pruitt was loved by all. Residents who live near the scene of the wreck who were also friends of Pruitt say she was an amazing person.
Neighbors say the intersection is busy during the day and night.
“Sometimes whenever I get to the light, it takes maybe five minutes to try to cross the street because it’s really busy,” said Jordan Gundy, who frequently crosses the intersection.
Gundy hopes something will be done about the intersection to make it safer for pedestrians to prevent this from happening again.
“I definitely think there should be a cross walk, because it’s dangerous,” she said.
This was the second deadly crash in Hampton Roads Saturday night. Another fatal accident happened on Interstate 664 north at the Monitor Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel.
Stay with WAVY.com for updates on this developing story.