Statement from Virginia State Police: The crash occurred at 10:29 p.m. on Route 460, near Blue Ridge Springs Road in Botetourt County. A 2012 Toyota Scion was traveling east (wrong-way) in the westbound lanes of Route 460, when the Scion struck a westbound 2012 Chevrolet Malibu.

The wrong-way driver in the Toyota Scion was identified as Mauricio Noe Benitez-Mejia, 27, of Nashville, TN. Benitez-Mejia was wearing his seatbelt. Benitez-Mejia and the passenger, Marcos Gutierrez-Rodriguez, 47, were transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for injuries received in the crash.

The driver of the Chevrolet was identified as Keley Michael Davis, 30, of Blacksburg, Va. Mr. Davis was not wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene.

Charges are pending on Benitez-Mejia.


Previous: The Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash on Route 460, near Blue Ridge Springs Road.  The crash occurred at 10:29 p.m. last night when a wrong-way driver was traveling east on the westbound side of Route 460, struck another vehicle head-on. Troopers are working to make the next-of-kin notification, and when that is complete, more information will follow. The roadway was cleared and opened at 2:23 a.m.