3 hurt in head-on crash on Jae Valley Road in Roanoke County

The SUV hydroplaned



Three people had to be taken to the hospital after a head-on crash on Jae Valley Road in Roanoke County. 

A 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer was headed southbound when it hydroplaned and hit a 2005 Honda Pilot. 

The driver of the Trailblazer, 56-year-old Wirtz resident Michael Harrison, and his passenger, Brenda Harrison, were taken to the hospital. The driver of the Pilot, 61-year-old Moneta resident Steven Prater, also had to go to the hospital. They are all expected to survive. 

The drivers were wearing seatbelts but Brenda Harrison was not, according to police. 

Police say drugs and alcohol did not factor in this crash. 

Charges are pending. 

Both lanes of Jae Valley Road are now open. 


Roanoke County police are at the scene of a head-on crash on Jae Valley Road. 

It happened around 9:15 a.m. Friday in the 3900 block of Jae Valley Road. That stretch is now blocked off as police investigate the crash. 

Police say there are "multiple injuries" but have not yet given specifics. Two vehicles were involved. 

Drivers are asked to avoid the area. Police do not have an estimate for when the road may reopen. 

Charges are pending. 

Jae Valley is a winding, narrow road known for wrecks.