Huntington Police ID man fatally struck Wednesday night

November 16, 2017

HUNTINGTON — A Huntington man died Wednesday, Nov. 15, from injuries he sustained when a vehicle hit him while he was crossing a roadway in the West End.

Bobby R. Smith Jr., 53, was attempting to cross Madison Avenue at 20th Street West in his motorized wheelchair at 6:36 p.m. Wednesday when he was struck by a gold Chevrolet SUV that was traveling westbound on Madison Avenue.

Smith was taken to a local hospital by Cabell County EMS. He was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later.

The driver of the vehicle that struck Smith was not cited. The driver stated to investigators that they did not see Smith in the roadway because of rainy conditions and dark lighting conditions.

The accident remains under investigation.