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One person dead after getting hit by car

ROANOKE, Va – A man is dead after a car crash in Roanoke.

Police said they were notified of a crash in the 1600 block of Wayne St. NE, where they found a pedestrian with serious injuries.

Officials said Roanoke Fire-EMS transported the victim to a hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

The investigation on scene suggested the driver of the vehicle hit the pedestrian before eventually crashing into a nearby building.

The driver was found nearby on scene and was identified as Timothy Cotton, 46, of Roanoke.

He was arrested and charged with manslaughter.

The investigation is ongoing.

Marco Harmon

I was born and raised in Roanoke, VA. I studied Communications Studies at Roanoke College, and I’ve been part of the news industry ever since. Visiting my favorite downtown Roanoke bars and restaurants with my friends is how I spend most of my free time when I'm not at the desk.

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