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Man dies after moped crash along Orange Ave in Roanoke

No charges have been filed at this time

A moped crash left one person dead Thursday afternoon.

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE

A moped crash left one person dead Thursday afternoon.

At about 12:20 p.m., Roanoke Police responded to the intersection of Orange Avenue NE and Williamson NE for reports of a vehicle crash.

When authorities arrived, they found a man lying in the roadway with critical injuries.

Police said preliminary investigation shows the driver of the moped was traveling eastbound on Orange Avenue and while attempting to turn left onto Williamson Road, he hit a parked vehicle that was in the turning lane.

The driver of the moped could not regain control of the moped following the initial hit and fell into the nearest travel lane where he was hit by a tractor-trailer, Roanoke Police say.

The man was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he shortly succumbed to his injuries.

According to authorities, the driver of the tractor-trailer stayed on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

No charges have been filed at this time.


ORIGINAL STORY

Avoid Orange Avenue near the Berglund Center if you can right now.

The road is currently closed near its intersection with Williamson Road.

Although it’s not clear what happened, police officers can be seen looking at a motorcycle lying in the roadway.

Stay with 10 News for more on this breaking story.


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