Man found dead next to Roanoke roadway, police investigating as fatal hit and run

Authorities said the incident happened in the 5000 block of Salem Turnpike NW

ROANOKE, Va. – The Roanoke Police Department is investigating after they found a man dead next to a road on Friday morning.

Around 9:44 a.m., Roanoke Police responded to the 5000 block of Salem Turnpike NW for reports of a person with injuries.

Authorities said when they got to the scene, they found an unresponsive man along the embankment of the roadway.

Roanoke Fire-EMS personnel pronounced him deceased on the scene, according to RPD.

We’re told his identity will be released once his next of kin is properly notified.

Police say their preliminary investigation indicates the incident is a traffic fatality. They are now investigating the incident as a fatal hit and run.

Roanoke Police are still looking for a suspect’s vehicle. They did not give a possible description of the vehicle or the suspect.

10 News has reached out to Roanoke Police for an update on this incident, but we have not heard back.

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