Roanoke County Police: Speed, drugs, alcohol may have been a factor in the fatal crash on Tuesday


UPDATE: 8:45 P.M. – A release from the Roanoke County Police Department has released more details about this crash.

“On Tuesday September 10, 2019, a Volvo sedan was traveling southbound on Brambleton Avenue. in Roanoke County when it rear-ended a Toyota driven by Thomas Orr. His vehicle then left the right side of the roadway where it struck a utility pole. Mr. Orr was pronounced dead at the scene. The sedan continued southbound on Brambleton Avenue where it struck a Cadillac and pushed it into a pickup truck. The driver of the Cadillac was transported to the hospital and has been released. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured. The driver of the Volvo was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. All parties were wearing their seat belt.”

The release also said that speed, along with drugs and alcohol may have been factors in the crash.

Charges are pending. The investigation into the crash is continuing.

UPDATE: 7:20 P.M. – WFXR News has learned that the intersection is now open.

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A deadly four-car accident has slowed traffic at the intersection of Brambleton Avenue and Garst Mill Road.

Public Information Officer Amy Whitaker of Roanoke County Police said one person died and two have been transported to the hospital as a result of the accident at about 2:30 p.m. She added that it appeared to be a chain reaction crash.

At least one car was flipped on its roof at the scene in the 3800 block of Brambleton Avenue in front of an Exxon gas station.

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