UPDATE 5:31 a.m. (7/28/22): The Roanoke County Police Department has shared new details about Wednesday night’s crash along Catawba Valley Drive, which resulted in a Salem woman’s death.
According to police, a 2003 Mazda Protégé was traveling northbound in the 2400 block of Catawba Valley Drive shortly before 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27 and hit a pedestrian crossing the road.
The pedestrian — identified by officials as 66-year-old Lois Jean Lester of Salem — was pronounced dead at the scene. However, the driver of the Mazda stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
Authorities say they do not believe speed, drugs, alcohol, or weather were factors in this deadly crash.
Officials tell WFXR News no charges are pending in connection with this ongoing investigation.
Police closed down part of Catawba Valley Drive for a few hours, but as of 12:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, the department says the road is back open to traffic.
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke County Police Department is investigating a crash that caused a road closure on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, July 27 at 9:55 p.m., police alerted WFXR News about a road closure due to a single-vehicle crash in the 2400 Block of Catawba Valley Drive.
According to authorities, both directions are closed to traffic from Carvins Cove Road to the intersection of Catawba Valley Drive and N. Electric.
This remains an ongoing investigation and more information will be provided as it becomes available.