66-year-old pedestrian dead after being hit by a car on VA-311 in Roanoke County

Authorities say the crash happened at about 9:13 on Wednesday



A woman is dead following a crash in Roanoke County Wednesday night, according to the Roanoke County Police Department.

Authorities say the crash happened at about 9:13 p.m. in the 2400 block of Catawba Valley Drive.

We’re told a 2003 Mazda Protégé was going northbound when it hit 66-year-old Lois Lester, of Salem, as she was crossing the road. Lester was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Mazda is cooperating with the investigation, according to the department. Authorities do not believe speed, drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

Police say the investigation remains ongoing and there are no charges pending at this time.

The crash closed Catawba Valley Drive, but it is now back open to traffic.

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A crash is causing lane closures on VA-311 in Roanoke County, VDOT said, and drivers can expect delays.

The Roanoke County Police Department said the crash happened in the 2400 Block of Catawba Valley Drive on Wednesday.

Both lanes are closed from Carvins Cove Road to the intersection of Catawba Valley Drive and North Electric Road, according to authorities.

Police said that the crash is still under investigation.

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