VSP seeks the public’s help in Warren County hit and run

VSP official patch and logo used by permission by Information Officer Brent Coffey

The Virginia State Police is asking for the public’s help in the investigation of a pedestrian being struck on Interstate 66 outside of  Front Royal.

At approximately 5:45 a.m. August 22 a Mercury Grand Marquis was unable to avoid striking a person that was laying in the roadway near exit 6.

The driver of the Mercury remained on the scene and reported the incident.

Further investigation revealed the pedestrian had been struck and killed prior to the encounter with the Mercury.

Authorities are now searching for the original vehicle that left the scene after striking the person.

The victim has been identified as 50-year-old Stephens City resident Robert L. Maki.

Maki’s vehicle was located not far from where his body was recovered.

The investigation caused a shut down and congestion on westbound Interstate 66 for just over 2 and a half hours the morning of August 22.

Virginia State Police are asking anyone with any information in the incident to contact them.

Call 540-829-7771 or #77 from a cellphone or email question@vsp.virginia.gov with any information in the incident.

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