Authorities in Spotsylvania and King George counties are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the drivers in two hit-and-run incidents over the weekend in which pedestrians were killed.

Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Capt. Liz Scott said that Deven P. Morgan, 41, of Fredericksburg died Sunday at a local hospital. He was struck by an unidentified vehicle as he was attempting to cross the 10900 block of Courthouse Road about 11 p.m. Saturday in the area of the Dairy Queen and the Four Mile Fork Shopping Center.

Scott said a vehicle traveling in the eastbound lanes of Courthouse Road struck Morgan and left the scene. As of Monday, the Sheriff’s Office had not been contacted by anyone who saw the vehicle or the collision.

Morgan, who had last been seen walking away from the area of the shopping center parking lot, was critically injured when deputies and rescue workers arrived. Several citizens were with him.

He was rushed to an area hospital, where he died as the result of his injuries, Scott said. The road was shut down while authorities investigated.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 540/582-5822 or 1-800/928-5822. People can also make online tips at

In King George, authorities said Monday that the man found dead off Dahlgren Road over the weekend was also the victim of a hit-and-run driver.

Jose Mendez Mendez, 44, of King George was found lying on the ground by a passerby about 7:20 a.m. Saturday near Hill Drive in front of the Williams Creek Office Park. Authorities initially closed off the area and deemed the death “suspicious,” but have since determined that Mendez was struck by a driver who left the scene after the collision.

King George Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kecia Wharton said the investigation shows that Mendez was walking west on the shoulder of State Route 206 sometime between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday when he was struck and killed.

Wharton said police are still trying to determine who was driving the vehicle that hit Mendez. Anyone with information is urged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 540/775-2049.

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