Man killed in head-on crash on Catawba Valley Drive

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CATAWBA, Va. (WDBJ7) - Roanoke County Police are investigating a fatal crash that blocked a road in Catawba Tuesday.

Police say the driver of a Jeep SUV was headed north on Catawba Valley Drive, and crossed the double-yellow line, hitting a southbound Mini Cooper head-on.

The Mini's driver, Jerry Broughman, was pronounced dead at the scene of injuries from the crash. The driver of the Jeep and two passengers from the Mini Cooper were taken to a hospital.

Police say drugs may have been a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

Catawba Valley Drive was closed at Absolom Smith Road for several hours until the crash was cleared.

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