In the early morning on Friday, Sept. 2, just after midnight, Blacksburg Police and the Blacksburg Rescue Squad were called to the 2200 block of South Main Street where a driver had hit a pedestrian, according to WDBJ7.

The pedestrian was 20-year-old John Wallace Thomasson from Fairfax, Virginia. He was pronounced dead after life-saving measures by officials were unsuccessful.

According to the Roanoke Times, Thomasson was a junior majoring in biological sciences.

As reported by WDBJ7, the driver stayed on the scene and is cooperating with the police and their ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information may contact Blacksburg Police at 540-443-1400.

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