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Drugs may have been a factor in deadly Roanoke County crash

Three others were taken to the hospital after the crash

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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.


ORIGINAL STORY

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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