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Pedestrian struck and killed near Files Cross Road

By Staff | Jan 8, 2016

MARTINSBURG-Vangelis Danzell Washington, 22, was struck and killed by a vehicle on Shepherdstown Road near the Files Cross Road intersection at about 10 p.m. Monday.

Despite paramedics being the first to arrive on the scene, efforts to save Washington’s life were unsuccessful.

Shortly after the arrival of paramedics, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to the southern side of Shepherdstown Road near Noel Drive. The investigation is ongoing.

Both the victim and the striking vehicle were along the edge of the road when the incident occurred, according to the preliminary investigation and a Jefferson County crash reconstruction investigator. Shepherdstown Road was closed for approximately three and a half hours.

Baker Heights Volunteer Fire Company, Bedington Volunteer Fire Company and the Berkeley County Emergency Ambulance Authority also responded to the scene.

Available information regarding the incident should be reported to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department at 304-267-7000 or the Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999 for anonymity.