UPDATE: Roanoke police confirm pedestrian hit on Brandon Avenue on Friday has died

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) UPDATE: Monday, July 17, 2017, 9:45AM
Roanoke police have confirmed that Henry David Jordan Sr. passed away Sunday morning. This investigation is ongoing.

Roanoke police have released the name of the pedestrian hit by a car.

Authorities say Henry David Jordan Sr., 71, was hit when a car headed westbound on Brandon Avenue lost control.

It ran off the road and went onto the property of Brandon Oaks Retirement Community, where it struck a building.

Jordan was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The driver was taken to Lewis Gale Medical Center.

Jordan is not a resident of Brandon Oaks.

The driver is cooperating with the investigation and may have experienced a medical emergency that resulted in him losing control of the vehicle.

Police say right now alcohol and speed do not appear to have been a factor in the crash.

The crash is still under investigation.

The Commonwealth's Attorney's office will decide what charges, if any, are applicable after the investigation is complete.


Roanoke police are releasing limited information about the pedestrian hit along Brandon Avenue Friday morning.

Roanoke Police Department spokesperson Scott Leamon tells WDBJ7 the pedestrian was an adult male. He said that person remains hospitalized, but would not elaborate on their condition or identity.


Roanoke City Police are investigating an incident near the intersection of Brandon Avenue and Peters Creek Road.

A WDBJ7 crew at the scene reports a vehicle has crashed into a house.

Roanoke City police report an accident happened in the 3900 block of Brandon Avenue SW.

Police reported on social media at 8:14 AM that the crash involved one vehicle and one pedestrian. Both the driver of the vehicle and the pedestrian were transported to the hospital, according to police, who say the pedestrian has serious injuries.

WDBJ7 photographer Sam Doyle is at the scene and reports a pedestrian was standing near a bus stop along Brandon Avenue when that person was hit by a vehicle. The car continued through a fence before crashing into a garden home at Brandon Oaks.

Roanoke City dispatch reports Brandon Avenue near Peters Creek Road is closed to through traffic. Brandon Avenue is blocked between Peters Creek Road and Deyerle Road.

Virginia Lutheran Homes, Inc., which operates Brandon Oaks, released a statement to WDBJ7 which read: "It is our understanding, that neither the driver nor the pedestrian are affiliated with Brandon Oaks. One of our residences was damaged, and one occupant was home at the time of the crash and was not injured. We are fully cooperating with police in their investigation."

This is a breaking news story. Stay with WDBJ7 for updates