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Woman killed in Catawba Valley Drive three-vehicle crash

Published: Jan. 26, 2021 at 8:57 AM EST
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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: According to Roanoke County Police, 67-year-old Charlsie “Janie” Peters of Roanoke died Tuesday after her 2005 Dodge Caravan ran off the right side of the road and down an embankment before overturning in a creek.

Peters had been driving along Catawba Valley Dr., approaching Bradshaw Rd., when she began to slow for traffic that was stopped ahead. She was then hit from behind by the driver of a 2011 Acura MDX, which caused her vehicle to crash into a 2013 Chevy Malibu that was also stopped in traffic, before running off the road.

Peters was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither alcohol and/or drugs, nor weather conditions, were a factor in the crash, according to police.

UPDATE: Roanoke County Police say Catawba Valley Drive is back open after Tuesday morning’s crash. No more information has been released about the circumstances or injuries.

Catawba Valley Drive Crash
Catawba Valley Drive Crash(WDBJ7)

EARLIER STORY: Drivers in Roanoke County should use caution following a crash on Catawba Valley Drive Tuesday morning.

The northbound lane of Catawba Valley Drive is blocked and traffic is being diverted onto Carvins Cove Road while the Roanoke Police Department investigates a three-vehicle crash with injuries.

The crash is at the intersection with Bradshaw Road.

The southbound lane of Catawba Valley Drive is open, along with Bradshaw Road.

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