24-year-old charged in connection to fatal hit-and-run in Christiansburg

Suspect is in custody

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - One person is dead and another in custody after a hit-and-run crash in Christiansburg.

Westanley Jorthan Balisage, 24, of Roanoke, faces a DUI and felony hit-and-run charge in connection with this crash.

Police are investigating the Monday afternoon crash on Roanoke Street, near the top of Christiansburg Mountain.

Police say they received the call about the crash at 12:36 p.m.

One vehicle hit a car, causing that car to hit a parked car, which pushed the parked car into a residence, according to Christiansburg police. 

The driver of the first car that was hit, 73-year-old Bobby Cornell Handy, of Shawsville, was pronounced dead at the scene.

No one was inside the parked car.

Balisage is being held without bond at the Montgomery County Jail.

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