James Penn of Check died when his car went off the road and hit a tree.

 It happened just before 7:00 p.m. last night on Bent Mountain Road near Rocky Road not far from the Floyd County line.

Police say Penn was wearing a seat belt, he wasn't drinking, and that the weather didn't cause the crash.

Bent Mountain Road was closed for hours last night, but it is back open this morning.



Bent Mountain Road has been reopened to traffic.


Roanoke County Police say Bent Mountain Road is closed in both directions because of a traffic crash at Rocky Road.

Police are asking drivers to find another way around the area.

Expect delays on this road.

This is a developing story.