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Posted on: January 1, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Norfolk police identify the man who died in last night's auto/pedestrian accident

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NORFOLK, Va. - (NPD) Police have identified the pedestrian who died in an accident involving a vehicle as 65-year-old Allen C. Rand.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. police responded to the 5800 block of Poplar Hall Drive for a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. When police arrived they found a man lying on the ground. Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals the driver of a van was traveling eastbound on Poplar Hall Drive. Mr. Rand attempted to cross the street at Frizzell Avenue and was struck by the van. The motorist remained at the location.

The Norfolk police fatality team will continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident. Once the investigation has been completed the case will be turned over to the Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney Office for review.

No further information is available for release at this time.

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