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Police identify 18-year-old man who died in Roanoke County car crash in October

The crash happened on McVitty Road on Oct. 24

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va.UPDATE (Nov. 10, 2021)

The Roanoke County Police Department has released the name of a man who died in a car crash back in October.

On Oct. 24, Gavin William Dent, 18, of Roanoke, was driving east on McVitty Road in a 2002 Toyota Highlander SVU when he ran off the side of the road and hit a tree, according to authorities.

Police report that the driver was wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the crash.

At this time, the cause of the crash is still under investigation and no charges are pending.


ORIGINAL STORY (Oct. 25, 2021)

One person is dead after a crash in Roanoke County on Sunday, according to the Roanoke County Police Department.

Authorities said the accident happened when a Toyota Highlander SUV was going east on McVitty Road before it ran off the side of the road and hit a tree.

The driver was wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The crash remains under investigation and officers said no charges are pending.


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