UPDATE: Pedestrian dies after being struck in Food Lion parking lot accident in Charles Town

West Virginia

Update (1/30/2021 5:40 p.m.): The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the pedestrian succumbed to their injuries in the hospital on the same day of the accident.

The victim has been identified as 68-year-old Michael Shackelford of Ranson, West Virginia. Investigators believe that Shackelford was exiting the Food Lion and heading for his car when he was struck. They confirmed that Shackelford was pinned underneath the vehicle but was extracted by fire and EMS personnel who lifted the vehicle off of him.

The Sheriff’s Office is waiting on surveillance video from the store for more details.


CHARLES TOWN, W. Va. (WDVM) — An accident has been reported in front of a Food Lion at 96 Somerset Blvd in Charles Town. 

According to officials, the pedestrian is in critical but stable condition. A man was reported to be pinned underneath a vehicle.

Sgt. Ronald Fletcher with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office told WDVM, “We had a pedestrian struck in the parking lot of Food Lion in Somerset Shopping Plaza.” He went on to explain that the victim is currently in stable but critical condition at the local hospital and that the Sheriff’s Department is waiting on further investigation and updates from the hospital.

Sgt. Fletcher also highlighted that the person who struck the pedestrian remained on the scene after the accident occurred.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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