Two dead after Roanoke County crash, another charged with DUI

Authorities say the crash happened shortly before 7 a.m.



One person is facing a DUI charge after the crash that left two people dead Tuesday morning in Roanoke County, police said.

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Officers were dispatched to the two-vehicle crash in the 5900 block of West Main Street around 6:58 a.m. Tuesday morning, authorities said.

We’re told a 1997 Ford Explorer, driven by 22-year-old Kiara Tes of Elliston, was traveling eastbound when it hit a 2007 Ford Focus.

The driver and front passenger of the Focus – identified as Donna Sebastian and Jeffery Sebastian, ages 62 and 58 – were both not wearing seatbelts and were pronounced dead at the scene, according to RCPD.

Tes was wearing a seatbelt and was transported with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Authorities said Tes faces a driving under the influence charge, and additional charges are pending.

The road was closed to traffic for several hours, but has since been reopened, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.


The Roanoke County Police Department is asking drivers to avoid West Main Street at West River Road as they respond to a vehicle crash.

Authorities say the crash happened shortly before 7 a.m. and involved two vehicles.

We’re told the road will be closed until further notice.

No word yet on any injuries.

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