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Police release name of 64-year-old woman who died after crashing car into a Roanoke middle school

Police are still investigating the cause of the incident

Police identify woman who died after crashing car into Roanoke middle school
Police identify woman who died after crashing car into Roanoke middle school

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE

Roanoke police have released the name of the woman who died Thursday afternoon after crashing the car she was driving into Lucy Addison Middle School in Roanoke.

Angelia Alexander, 64, was taken to a hospital after the crash, where she later died on Thursday.


UPDATE

A woman is dead after a car crashed into Addison Middle School in Roanoke Thursday afternoon.

Roanoke Fire-EMS responded to the school at about 3:03 p.m. and saw the car had caught fire inside the building.

Roanoke Police said the woman driving the car was transported to the hospital for critical injuries, but report she has now passed.

Police have not released the name of the woman yet.

Investigators with Roanoke Police are still on the scene at the school investigating the cause of the incident.


ORIGINAL STORY

Roanoke Fire-EMS is working to put out a fire and remove a car from a local middle school after it crashed into the building Thursday afternoon.

At about 3:03 p.m., crews were dispatched to Addison Middle School, located in the 1200 block of 5th Street NW, for a report of a car that crashed into the building.

When crews arrived at the scene, they found the car caught fire inside the building.

The woman driving the car was transported to the hospital for critical injuries.

The Roanoke Police Department said no students or staff were injured.

As of 4:00 p.m., police said this is still an active scene.

Investigators are looking into the cause of the crash.

Stay with 10 News for this breaking story.


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Nicole Del Rosario joined WSLS 10 in August 2020.