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UPDATE: Man, 79, dies after being struck by SUV in Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE – A 79-year-old man died shortly after struck by an SUV Wednesday night.

At approximately 10:48 PM, Martinsville police were notified of a traffic accident involving a pedestrian at the Moss Street and West Market Street intersection.

Police say John Vincent Eames of Martinsville was hit by a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox while he was walking across the street.

He was taken to Sovah Health, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

Investigators and officers processed the scene for evidence and interviewed witnesses.

The case is still under investigation by the Martinsville Police Department Crash Reconstruction Team.

Anyone with additional information about this accident is asked to contact the police department at 276-638-8751 or Crime Stoppers at 276-63-CRIME.


MARTINSVILLE – A man was sent to the hospital after he was hit by a vehicle.

The incident happened at the Moss Street and West Market Street intersection.

The Martinsville Police Department and Martinsville Fire and EMS responded to the scene at around 10:48 PM on Wednesday.

Martinsville Police told BTW21 that a Caucasian male was struck by a Chevrolet SUV.

Police could not advise the extent of the victim’s injuries.

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