Officials investigate after Roanoke man dies in Blue Ridge Parkway crash


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Authorities say a Roanoke man died in a crash on the Blue Ridge Parkway Monday, September 2, 2019. 

According to officials, at approximately 3:00 p.m. Monday, Blue Ridge Parkway dispatchers received a report of a head-on motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles near Milepost 132 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Officials said that the caller told dispatch that one car was down an embankment and that the second car was on fire on the road. 

When National Park Service Rangers and local rescue crews arrived on the scene, they found that 32-year-old, Ian Mills, of Roanoke, was dead.

 All other occupants of both vehicles suffered injuries and were transported to a local hospital.

Officials say that the Blue Ridge Parkway will remain closed from milepost 121 to 126 as crews assess road damage that resulted from the car fire.

At this time, there is no estimate on when that section of the Parkway will reopen.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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