State police identify car involved in I-581 fatal hit-and-run crash

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SALEM (WSLS 10) - State police are now searching for a 1999-2001 Buick Century they say killed a woman on Interstate 581 and then drove away.

Investigators have identified by evidence recovered at the scene, the vehicle involved is a 1999 – 2001 Buick Century with grill, right headlight and passenger side mirror damage. State police are asking that insurance companies and body shops and junkyards notify the state police if they have anyone attempting to repair that kind of damage.

In addition, some of damage will have to be repaired prior to the Century's yearly inspection.

The crash happened about a half mile north of Orange Avenue at 10 p.m. on June 22, on the north side of Interstate 581 in the City of Roanoke.

Police say a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu lost control, spun around and struck the Jersey Wall on the left side of the road. The driver, 44-year-old Lori Diane Alls, of Roanoke, was uninjured and exited the vehicle. She then attempted to cross the roadway to the right shoulder, when she was struck by another vehicle which fled the scene, according to police.

Alls died at the scene.

Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation were called to assist with the hit and run.

State police ask anyone with information about the crash notify the Virginia State Police Salem Division at 1-800-542-5959 or by dialing #77 on a cell phone, or emailing questions@vsp.virginia.gov.