UPDATE: Vehicle found, man arrested after pedestrians seriously injured in Sunday hit-and-run in Montgomery County

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UPDATE 1:47 p.m.: Travis Castillo, 23, of Christiansburg was arrested and charged with two counts of felony hit and run with bodily injury after a Sunday night hit and run in Montgomery County.

Travis Castillo (Photo: Courtesy Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office)

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said a person reached out to the sheriff’s office through Facebook after seeing information on the suspect vehicle, a Chevy 1500 pickup, which was located at Massie’s Mobile Home Park, about two miles from the scene of the wreck in the 2100 block of Peppers Ferry Road (Route 114).

Castillo is held without bond at the Montgomery County Jail.

The female victim in this crash is in stable condition. The male victim is in critical condition. Both are being treated at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

UPDATE 9:54 a.m.: The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says the vehicle wanted in connection with Sunday night’s hit-and-run that injured two pedestrians has been located.

However, at this time, there is no word on whether or not authorities have tracked down the driver of the vehicle.

UPDATE 7:52 a.m.: Crews from multiple Montgomery County first responder agencies were dispatched to the scene of Sunday night’s hit-and-run.

In addition to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Emergency Services says members of the Christiansburg Volunteer Fire Department and the Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad responded to Peppers Ferry Road shortly after 10 p.m. on Sunday.

According to Montgomery County Emergency Services, the two patients were airlifted to the hospital with life-threatening-injuries.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Authorities say two pedestrians — including one in a wheelchair — were seriously injured following a Sunday night hit-and-run in Montgomery County.

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 10:07 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18, deputies responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 2100 block of Peppers Ferry Road (Route 114).

When deputies arrived on scene, the sheriff’s office says they found two pedestrians — a female and a male in a wheelchair — who had been hit by a vehicle, which had already left the scene. Authorities say both pedestrians were flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

Deputies reportedly believe an early 2000’s model of a Chevrolet brand truck or SUV may have been involved in the crash and should have extensive damage on the front passenger side. At the time of the incident, the sheriff’s office says the vehicle would have been traveling from Christiansburg toward Pulaski. and should have extensive damage to the front passenger side.

The investigation into this incident is still ongoing, authorities say.

If you may have been in the area near the time of the crash, observed the crash, or saw a vehicle matching the description afterward, you are asked to call the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 382-6915 or NRV911 at (540) 382-4343 and request to speak with a deputy.

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