The work zone crew member was struck by a truck.

The work zone crew member was struck by a truck.

At 1:55 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, Virginia State Police responded to a crash involving a pedestrian in the 1700 block of Weems Road.   

The northbound lane of Weems Road was blocked for a highway project. Michael H. Paynter, 58, of Blackstone, was standing in the work zone when he was struck by a 2007 International truck that was backing up. Paynter, as well as the truck and driver, were part of the work zone crew.

Paynter was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. No one else was injured in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.