Man arrested, charged in connection with deadly downtown Roanoke hit-and-run crash

Crash happened Feb. 13 in downtown Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. – Three months after a deadly hit-and-run crash, Roanoke police arrested the man they say is responsible.

Gene Gallimore, 59, of Roanoke, faces a charge of felony hit-and-run and driving without an operator's license in connection with the Feb. 13 crash that killed 58-year-old Linda Pierson.

The crash happened in the intersection of 5th Street and Campbell Avenue SW.

Police previously announced that they had identified a person of interest in the case.

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