Police say texting while driving to blame for Roanoke Co. crash - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Police say texting while driving to blame for Roanoke Co. crash

Roanoke County Police say texting while driving is to blame for a morning crash.

Officers were called to the 7700 block of Bradshaw Road around 9:40 a.m. Saturday.

Police say the initial investigation reveals the driver, Tracy Newman, 24, of Salem was texting while driving and lost control of her vehicle and hit several trees. It is  unknown at this time as to whether alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the crash. Police say Newman was wearing a seatbelt and the weather was not a factor.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Anyone with any information in relation to this crash is requested to contact Officer Bruch at (540)777-8667.

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