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VSP seek information on a hit and run

Virginia State Police (VSP) continue to investigate a fatal hit and run in Spotsylvania County.

An email from VSP confirms that two pedestrians were struck from behind by a red pickup truck will walking along Lafayette Boulevard at around 1 a.m. Nov. 1.

The impact killed 36-year-old John W. Kern of Spotsylvania County.

A 36-year-old female pedestrian from Spotsylvania County was also struck.

The unidentified female suffered minor injuries as a result of the impact and was treated at the scene.

Authorities are now searching for a red pickup that should have damage on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Anyone with any information on the incident or the truck is asked to contact your local authorities and Virginia State Police.

Contact VSP Senior Trooper M. Gremillion at 540-891-4108 or by email at

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