Pedestrian death still under investigation
The death of a Front Royal man after he was struck by a tractor-trailer on Friday night is still under investigation, police said Monday.
Calum A. Turner, 27, was struck at the intersection of South Street and Commerce Avenue in Front Royal at around 6:30 p.m., the Front Royal Police Department said in a news release. Turner was pronounced dead at the scene.
The exact cause of death has yet to be determined, said Steve Mauck, a traffic enforcement officer with the Front Royal Police Department. Mauck said the autopsy was underway as of Monday morning, and official results would not be available for several weeks.
Because the incident is still under investigation, police are not releasing the identity of the driver or the exact circumstances of the incident, Mauck said. He said that Officer Josh Noland, the lead investigator in this case, is still interviewing witnesses who were at the scene and witnesses who called in. Once Noland’s investigation is complete, Mauck said, Noland will speak to the commonwealth’s attorney to determine if any charges will be filed against the driver and what those charges would be.
Friday’s incident is the third in that area in recent years, Mauck said. In January, 56-year-old Jeffrey Green died after crossing the street in the same intersection. He was struck by a car. In April 2014, 6-year-old Ja’Marion Tyreek Dawson was struck and killed by an SUV on South Street near the McDonald’s, just west of the intersection where Friday’s incident occurred.
Anyone with further information on the incident is asked to contact Officer Josh Noland with the Front Royal Police Department at 635-2111.