Officials: 1 dead in single-vehicle crash in Roanoke Co., alcohol believed to be a factor

(Roanoke County Police)

UPDATE: Police said they responded to the crash in the 4500-block of Challenger Avenue just after midnight.

They said Jeep was traveling east when it lost control and went off the roadway.

The driver, David King, 44, of Roanoke County was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to officials, King was not wearing his seatbelt and alcohol is believed to be a factor.

The crash remains under investigation.


ROANOKE Co., Va. (WSET) -- Officers are investigating a fatal crash in Roanoke County.

According to officials, the accident happened Monday morning on Challenger Avenue, just before the Bonsack Walmart entrance.

They said traffic is down to a single turn from Huntridge Road until the intersection with Walmart.

Traffic will remain impacted as officer continue to investigate the crash.

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