SUSSEX, Va. (WAVY) — A Waverly police car hit and killed a 47-year-old man early Tuesday morning, authorities said.
According to Virginia State Police, the crash happened around 1:50 a.m. at the intersection of Route 460 and Route 40 in the town of Waverly.
Investigators said the Waverly police officer was traveling east on 460 when they hit a person in the road.
State police later identified the man killed as Antonio T. Green, of Waverly. All lanes of Rt. 460 were closed for several hours. VDOT helped with the road closure by setting up a detour.
It’s not clear where Green was headed or if the officer was responding to a call. Nearby businesses were closed at the time.
Tuesday afternoon, Green’s family members came out to the scene to create a memorial. His cousin, Roma Jones, spoke briefly on behalf of the family.
“He was a father, a grandfather, a good person, a good cousin, uncle. We miss him,” she said.
Waverly Police referred questions to State Police.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing, according to state police.