Tip leads to arrest of suspect in Montgomery County hit-and-run

Travis Castillo, 23, is facing two felony charges after authorities say he was involved in a hit and run (Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)


A man has been charged after police say he hit two pedestrians on Sunday in Christiansburg, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office says that the arrest was made possible by a tipster who saw a request for information on the sheriff’s office Facebook page.

Deputies were then able to find the suspect’s vehicle, a white Chevrolet 1500 truck, at Massie’s Mobile Home Park about two miles from the scene. After deputies spoke with the owner of the truck and other witnesses, 23-year-old Travis Castillo was charged with two counts of felony hit and run with bodily injury.

According to the sheriff’s office, the woman who was hit is in stable condition and the man who was hit is in critical condition.

Authorities say Castillo is being held at the Montgomery County Jail with no bond.


According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle involved in a hit and run on Sunday night was found.


Two people were hit by a car Sunday night in Montgomery County and deputies are looking for the suspect.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were dispatched to the 2100 block of Peppers Ferry Rd (Rt. 114) for a crash around 10:07 p.m.

Deputies say they found two pedestrians, a woman and a man in a wheelchair, who were hit by a vehicle that left the scene. Both had serious injuries and were flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Deputies believe an early 2000′s model; Chevrolet brand truck or SUV may have been involved and should have extensive damage to the front passenger side. At the time of the incident, the vehicle would have been traveling from Christiansburg toward Pulaski.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing and anyone who may have been in the area near the time, observed the crash, or saw a vehicle matching the description afterward is urged to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 540-382-6915 or NRV911 at 540-382-4343 and ask to speak with a deputy.

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