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Alleged hit-and-run driver arrested; one victim in critical condition

Published: Oct. 19, 2020 at 6:10 AM EDT
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man for a hit-and-run Sunday night.

Travis Castillo, 23 of Christiansburg, is charged with two counts of hit and run with bodily injury; he is being held at the Montgomery County Jail with no bond.

Deputies were called to the 2100 block of Peppers Ferry Road just after 10 p.m. Sunday; they found two pedestrians who had been hit by a driver who left the scene.

The female victim is in stable condition in a hospital, according to investigators, and the male victim, who was in a wheelchair, is in critical condition.

Deputies were able to find Castillo thanks to a number of tips from the public.

Robert Reed who lives near the scene of the incident says this road is busy and can be dangerous for anyone walking by.

“It should be some sidewalks that people could walk on. You know what I’m saying? I might be what’s saves. And it should be more streetlights out through here an everything,"said Reed.

Castillo was arrested after deputies found the suspect vehicle, a white Chevrolet 1500 truck, at a mobile home park about two miles from the scene of the crash. Deputies found it based on a tip from a person who had seen a Facebook post about the incident.

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