Fatal hit-and-run crash under investigation

State police are searching for the driver of a car that struck and killed a 15-year-old boy as he walked along the 1000 block of Rest Church Road around Clearbrook at about 7 a.m. Friday.

State police Sgt. F.L. (Les) Tyler said the victim, Tristan K. Long, 15, of Clearbrook, died at the scene from injuries received in the crash. The car, described as a Volkswagen Beetle built between 2000 and 2010, fled the scene.

Tyler said Long was walking to his nearby residence when the Volkswagen hit him from behind. Tyler said the car is damaged on the front of the driver’s side.

State police are trying to determine what led to the fatal crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police area 13 office in Winchester at 540-662-3313 or the state police dispatch center at 829-7771.

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