Roanoke crash victim who died at hospital identified as Markell Girty

Police say no arrests have been made.


ROANOKE, Va. – UPDATE: Roanoke Police say the man killed on February 9th is 23-year-old Markell Girty.

The investigation revealed Girty was shot on 29th Street Northwest, and then drove his car away from the area.

Police say those injuries led to him getting into an accident at the intersection of 24th Street and Salem Turnpike Northwest.

The woman in the second car was not related to the first incident, and was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Police say no arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.




The man taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital after a crash Friday afternoon was pronounced deceased at 3:43 p.m., according to police.

Although his identity is known, it will not be released until the proper notifications are made to his next of kin.

An autopsy will be conducted by the Medical Examiners Office.

No arrests have been made in this incident.

Roanoke police say a man was shot prior to being involved in a car crash Friday afternoon.

At 2:48 p.m., police arrived at the intersection of 24th Street Northwest at Salem Turnpike for a two-car crash.

Roanoke Fire and EMS personnel arrived and when they began treating a man in one of the cars, they discovered he had been shot, according to police.

He was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital to be treated.

A woman in the other car was also taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police do not believe the shooting and crash are connected.

Detectives and the forensics services unit at the crash site continuing the investigation. 

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