ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A fatal hit-and-run investigation is underway after a woman was discovered in the road in northwest Roanoke Wednesday morning, only to be pronounced dead at the scene.
Shortly after 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19, the Roanoke Police Department says word came in about an injured person in the 3700 block of Williamson Road NW.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found an unresponsive woman partially in the roadway. She was pronounced dead at the scene by Roanoke Fire-EMS, according to authorities.
Police will not release this woman’s identity until after her next-of-kin is properly notified.
The department says the preliminary investigation indicates this is a traffic fatality.
As of this writing, police say they have not located the suspect vehicle and further details are limited.
If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to contact the Roanoke Police Department by calling 540-344-8500 or sending a text starting with “RoanokePD” to 274637.
With snow still on the ground across the region, many sidewalks are still snow-covered, which has resulted in many walking along and, in some cases, in the street.
In Roanoke, citizens must clear their sidewalks within three hours of a snowfall ending. If snow falls overnight, sidewalks must be cleared by 9 a.m. the following morning.