One dead, one hospitalized following motorcycle crash in northwest Roanoke, police say

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Virginia State Police say alcohol is believed to be a factor in the motorcycle crash following a police pursuit on New Year's Day.

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Police say one person is dead and another is injured following a motorcycle crash in northwest Roanoke early Friday morning.

The Roanoke Police Department says officers responded to a crash involving a motorcycle in the 4800 block of Frontage Road NW at approximately 5 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 4.,

Police say they found man and a woman at the crash scene.

According to the department, Roanoke Fire-EMS brought the man to Carilion Roanoke Memorial
Hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

However, the woman was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene by first responders.

Officials say the preliminary investigation indicates this was a single-vehicle crash, but fatality investigators are working to determine the circumstances that led up to the crash.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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