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Man died after crashing near a Walmart store

Roanoke, Virginia – Roanoke County police are investigating an accident that resulted in the death of one individual on Friday afternoon.
According to police, a 2011 Nissan Altima was going westbound on Challenger Avenue as it exited the parking lot of the Walmart store nearby.
Police say that the driver, 58-year-old Michael Horton, kept going over the entrance road and hit a guardrail before coming to a stop.
After being transferred to a hospital, authorities say Horton was declared dead by medical personnel.
Driving while impaired is not considered the cause of the crash. Authorities said the driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the impact.

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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