Roanoke: One dead in pedestrian-involved car accident; victim identified

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Roanoke Police responded to the intersection of 5th Street and Campbell Avenue, S.W. in regard to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian.

Upon arrival, officers located a female victim, later identified as Linda Pierson, 58, of Roanoke, lying on the sidewalk near the intersection. She was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital by Roanoke Fire-EMS, where she died from her injuries.

At this time, police are investigating the incident as a fatal hit and run. No arrests have been made.

If anyone saw the incident or has information, please call the Roanoke Police at 540-334-8500 and share what you know. You can also text them at 274637; please begin the text with "RoanokePD" to ensure it's properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.

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