ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reporting that pedestrian fatalities have tripled on the roads in the Roanoke Region.
The DMV says as of November 14, 18 pedestrians have been killed as a result of crashes in the area. At the same time last year, only five people lost their lives, according to the DMV this is a 260% increase. The DMV also notes increases in motorcycle and alcohol-related fatalities.
The DMV has provided a chart to break down this year’s crash data. The Roanoke Region includes Covington, Danville, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Radford, Roanoke, Salem, and the counties of Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Craig, Franklin, Henry, Montgomery, Pittsylvania, and Roanoke.