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Pedestrian hit by car in Roanoke dies early Sunday morning

Virginia State Police investigating

An overturned wheelchair and unidentified items could be seen in the middle of the 2800 block of Williamson Road early Sunday morning.
An overturned wheelchair and unidentified items could be seen in the middle of the 2800 block of Williamson Road early Sunday morning. (WSLS)

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE

The Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian who was hit in the City of Roanoke.

At 12:51 a.m. the Virginia State Police was called to assist the Roanoke Police Department with a crash in the 2800 block of Williamson Road.

Police say a 62 year old man was hit by a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic while crossing Williamson Road.

Police say the man was “stationary” in the left lane when he was hit.

According to police, the pedestrian was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he later died.

State Police are working to notify the next of kin, and tell 10 News more information will follow when they are notified.

The driver of the Chevrolet was not injured.

The Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team was called to assist with the crash.

No charges are pending.

The crash remains under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY

One person was hospitalized early Sunday morning after being hit by a car.

According to Roanoke police, the call about the crash in the 2300 block of Williamson Road came in at 12:35 a.m.

As of 2:30 a.m. the block was still roped off by crime scene tape.

An overturned wheelchair and some unidentified items could be seen in the middle of the road.

Nearby the wheelchair was a white sedan.

According to Roanoke police, for a variety of factors the crash is being investigated by Virginia State Police.

As of 4 a.m., state police had not released any information.

Bystanders declined to speak to 10 News.

A few minutes before the crash, one person was shot in the parking lot of Legends Sports Bar in the 2800 block of Williamson Road.

The victim was hospitalized for treatment, but the extent of their injuries was unknown Sunday morning.

Police at the scene of the crash did not say if anyone had been arrested, but did say the crash and the shooting are unrelated.


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