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Police release identity of pedestrian who died in Roanoke

Incident happens at intersection of 14th Street and Orange Avenue NW

ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke police have released the identity of the woman who died last night after being hit by a vehicle on Wednesday night.

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Orange Avenue NW at 9:17 pm after a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle.

The victim, Tameshia Nichole Leftwich-Davis, 45, of Roanoke, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Roanoke Fire-EMS personnel.

Witness statements and physical evidence indicate Leftwich-Davis stepped out in front of an eastbound Honda van, according to police. 

The victim was struck by the van, causing her to go into the westbound traffic lanes where she was struck by a Ford Taurus. 

Police say both drivers stopped at the scene. 

Members of the police department's traffic fatality investigation team responded.

The area of roadway where the incident took place was closed until about 2 a.m.

At this time, police say there's no evidence that either driver was impaired. 

The investigation is ongoing. 


Police are investigating after a pedestrian died in Roanoke on Wednesday night.

Police responded to the intersection of 14th Street and Orange Avenue NW at about 9:15 p.m. for an incident police said involved two vehicles and a pedestrian.

Police expect traffic to be affected in the area.

WSLS 10 has a crew heading to the scene. 

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