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UPDATE: Victim of fatal accident in Beckley identified

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Billy Francis Koontz, 62, of Beckley was killed while crossing Robert C. Byrd Dr. on Wednesday night.  He was hit by a car and police said that Koontz may have been drinking before the accident happened. Billy Francis Koontz, 62, of Beckley was killed while crossing Robert C. Byrd Dr. on Wednesday night. He was hit by a car and police said that Koontz may have been drinking before the accident happened.

An man was hit by a car in Beckley on Wednesday night.

Beckley Police Chief Tim Deems said that Billy Francis Koontz, 62, of Beckley was killed on Robert C. Byrd Dr.  The accident happened at 8 p.m. near Beckley Crossing.  According to Chief Deems Koontz was hit by a 2011 Kia Sorento while he was crossing five lanes of traffic.  The car was headed south on Robert C. Byrd Dr. when the accident happened.

Police said that Koontz may have been drinking.  The name of the driver is not being released, but Chief Deems said there was no evidence of improper driving.