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Roanoke man charged in connection with motorcycle crash that killed his passenger

21-year-old Kasey Carpenter pronounced dead at scene of crash

34-year-old Christopher Roberts, of Roanoke, is facing DUI and DUI manslaughter charges in connection with the crash that killed his passenger, 21-year-old Kasey Carpenter, also of Roanoke. (Roanoke City Sheriff's Office)

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE: Dec. 15 at 3:40 p.m.

Police have arrested the driver whose passenger died in a motorcycle crash earlier this month in northwest Roanoke.

34-year-old Christopher Roberts, of Roanoke, is facing DUI and DUI manslaughter charges in connection with the crash that killed his passenger, 21-year-old Kasey Carpenter, also of Roanoke.

The crash happened on December 4 on Frontage Road near the interchange of Interstate 581 and Peters Creek Road. Carpenter was pronounced dead at the scene while Roberts was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Roanoke police, along with the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, found Roberts and took him into custody without incident at a residence in Dry Fork, VA.


UPDATE: Dec. 10 at 4:39 p.m.

A 21-year-old woman is dead after a motorcycle crash in Roanoke.

Police identified the victim as Kasey Carpenter, of Roanoke.

Authorities said that there have been no arrests regarding the incident at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to call 540-344-8500.


ORIGINAL STORY

A woman is dead and a man is in the hospital after a motorcycle crash early Friday morning in Roanoke, according to police.

At 5 a.m., police responded to the crash in the 4800 block of Frontage Road, which is near the interchange of Interstate 581 and Peters Creek Road.

They arrived at the scene and found a man and a woman.

The man was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries; however, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Fatality investigators are working to determine what led up to the crash.

No identifying information has been released about either victim.