Drugs may have been a factor in deadly Roanoke County crash
Three others were taken to the hospital after the crash
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – One man is dead and charges are pending against a 34-year-old woman after a deadly crash in Roanoke County on Tuesday morning.
A Jeep going north on Catawba Valley Drive crossed the center line, hitting a Mini Cooper heading southbound head-on, according to Roanoke County police.
The driver of the Mini Cooper, 31-year-old Jerry Lee Broughman II, of New Castle, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Jeep, a New Castle woman, and two passengers in the Mini Cooper were taken to the hospital.
Everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt, according to police.
Police believe that drugs may have been a factor in the crash.
Because charges have not yet officially been filed against the woman driving the Jeep, 10 News is not releasing her name at this time.
A multi-vehicle crash in Roanoke County has shut down Catawba Valley Drive.
The crash happened at about 11:45 a.m. Tuesday in the 2900 block of the road, according to Roanoke County police.
Police said injuries have been reported; however, the extent and identities of persons involved are not being released at this time.
The road was blocked, but has since reopened.
Police are continuing to investigate what happened.
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