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Woman fatally struck by car

The Warren Sentinel

FRONT ROYAL — A Front Royal woman Monday was struck and killed by a vehicle, according to a Front Royal Police Department news release. This marked the second time in two weeks that a pedestrian was killed by a vehicle.

Annette Suggate, 54, of Front Royal, was hit by a northbound vehicle Monday at about 6:15 p.m. in the 1500 block of North Shenandoah Avenue, according to the release.

Upon officerís arrival, they found Suggate lying on the ground, the release said. She was transported to Warren Memorial Hospital and was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Michael Fletcher, 49, of Front Royal, was identified as the driver.

Fletcher turned left onto Shenandoah Avenue off West 14th Street and was approaching the Relax Inn when he struck Suggate, the release said.

Weather conditions and the fact that Suggate was not utilizing a crosswalk played significant roles in the incident, the release said.

Fletcher has not been charged, and the case is still under investigation. Anyone with further information is asked to contact MPO Steve Mauck or Bryan House at (540)635-2111.

Another pedestrian, Jeffery Green, 56, of Front Royal, was hit and killed Jan. 12 by a vehicle on John Marshal Highway near the Rite Aid.

Green was struck by Jason Mallow, 36, of Front Royal, after stepping off a sidewalk into to the road. Mallow was not given a ticket or charged.



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