Update #2: Benjamin Daniel Lee passed way in Roanoke Memorial Hospital from his injuries.
(Update 2/10 8:45AM from Virginia State Police) An update to a fatal accident that took place early yesterday morning on the ramp to I-81 from US 220 in Troutville when two pedestrians were struck by a Jeep: Benjamin Lee, 27, of Troutville, remains in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with serious injuries; David Fridley, Jr., 47, of New Castle died at the scene after being struck by the vehicle.
(Previously) BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police is investigating two pedestrians that were struck, which resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred Wednesday (Feb 9) at 2:00 a.m. on the entrance ramp to Interstate 81, from Route 220 in Troutville. A 2014 Jeep Wrangler was traveling south on Route 220 and merged onto the southbound entrance ramp to Interstate 81, when the vehicle struck two male pedestrians which were walking in the roadway.
Troopers have identified one of the two pedestrians at this point. The 27-year old male was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for injuries received after being struck by the Wrangler. The second pedestrian died at the scene and has not been identified at this time. For the purpose of the investigation and the identification of the second pedestrian, state police will not release the name of the individual that was transported to the hospital, until troopers can identify the second male subject. The driver of the Jeep was not injured in the crash.