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Crystal Spring Elementary School student dies after being hit by car in Roanoke

UPDATE – March 22, 2024 at 12:45 p.m.

10 News has learned that the boy who was hit by a car in Roanoke Thursday evening has since died, according to the Roanoke Police Department.

As mentioned below, school officials have confirmed that the boy, under 10 years old, was a Crystal Spring Elementary School student.

The incident happened in the 2500 block of Avenham Avenue Southwest and the child was transported to the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment, where he later passed away, officers report.

Authorities told 10 News that the vehicle in this crash was headed south on Avenham Avenue when the boy entered the road and then was hit by the vehicle. Roanoke Police said the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Fatality investigators have determined that speed and impairment on the part of the driver were not causes of this crash, and at this time, no arrests have been made in connection with this investigation.

This remains an ongoing investigation.

Stay with 10 News as this breaking news story develops.

UPDATE – March 22, 2024 at 8:50 a.m.

A Crystal Spring Elementary School student was the one hit by a car Thursday evening.

A robocall went out to parents from the principal Thursday night saying, “As you may be aware, there was an accident on Avenham Avenue this evening involving one of our elementary students who was struck by a car. We are working with the police department and will provide more information as it becomes available. Faculty will meet in the library tomorrow morning at 7:15 am.”

Additional counseling resources will be available at the school today.

In addition, the school system wants to remind families that there are resources on our website.

ORIGINAL STORY – March 21, 2024

The 2500 block of Avenham Avenue SW in Roanoke has reopened after a pedestrian crash that sent a boy to the hospital Thursday evening, according to Roanoke Police.

Police said the boy was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of what appeared to be critical injuries.

According to authorities, preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle was traveling south on Avenham Avenue SW when the boy was struck in the roadway. RPD said the driver remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Police are investigating what led up to the crash.


Source: WSLS News 10

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