The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

October 12, 2012

Accident victim in critical condition

By Carra Higgins
The Register-Herald

— Raleigh County Sheriff Steve Tanner says a 19-year-old Prosperity man remains in critical, but stable condition after being struck by a vehicle that left the scene of the early morning accident on Prosperity Road.

Tanner said police are hoping residents can provide tips because the victim, Vincent Walker, has been unconscious since the incident that took place around 2 a.m.

Tanner said evidence indicates that Walker was wearing dark clothes and walking in the middle of Prosperity Road when he was struck by the vehicle. Walker was transported to a hospital out of the area, Tanner said.

Anyone with information about the ongoing investigation is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 304-255-9300 or Crime Stoppers at 304-255-STOP.