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Former Covington mayor, wife die in Roanoke car crash

The Covington community is mourning the loss of its former mayor, Lewis Leitch, and his wife, Kathy Leitch.

The two died in a car crash on Thursday near Williamson Road and Airport Road in Roanoke, according to current Covington Mayor Tom Sibold.

Leitch served not only as the city’s mayor, but also as a city councilman and an educator in the Covington School System.

His wife, Kathy Leitch, dedicated many hours to several civic and charitable organizations within the city.

A statement to 10 News from Covington City officials reads:

“Covington City Council and the employees of the city of Covington share in the grief felt by the entire Alleghany
Highlands community at the loss of Lewis and Kathy Leitch. Lewis helped guide the city during his tenures as both an
educator in the Covington School System and as a city councilman and former mayor and Kathy dedicated countless
hours to the betterment of the region and its residents through numerous civic organizations and charitable endeavors.
We send our deepest condolences to the Leitch family and pray for peace and comfort in the weeks ahead.”

Source: WSLS News 10

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