Man dies after being hit by truck in Franklin County


FRANKLIN COUNTY (WSLS 10) – One man is dead after being hit by a car in Franklin County.

Police say it happened at 7:42 p.m. on Tuesday,  two tenths of a mile west of Route 718.

38-year-old Thomas Russell Kooken, Gladehill, Va, was walking along Route 40 when he was hit by a woman driving a  pickup  truck. He died at the scene.

Police say Tracy B. Wood, 55, of Wirtz, Va.  was driving the truck that hit Kooken. Police say she was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.


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