UPDATE: Man killed in Newport News accident identified

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on July 5, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 7 at 1:20 PM

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UPDATE  Monday-  The victim in the accident has been identified as 32-year-old David Barraza Palacio of Yeardly Drive in Newport News.  Police say alcohol was a factor in relationship to the pedestrian and no charges are pending for the driver.

NEWPORT NEWS -- A man was killed early Sunday morning when he was hit be a vehicle on Jefferson Ave. in Newport News.

According to police, a preliminary investigation indicated that a 44-year-old Newport News woman was driving north bound in the 12900 block of Jefferson Ave. in a Ford Explorer. The pedestrian was walking in the street on Jefferson when he was hit.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police said that the street lighting in that stretch of Jefferson Ave. is poor.

They say the accident remains under investigation.

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