UPDATED 6:45 pm — From Roanoke County Police: After interviewing witnesses and investigation, police have determined that the driver of the Kia was making a lawful turn. The Jeep entered the intersection on a red light from the left turn lane and impacted the Kia. The driver of the Jeep was the one reported to be driving erratically on Brambleton Avenue.
Earlier: Jesse Daniel Clingenpeel, 25, of Roanoke County died at the hospital following a traffic crash this morning just before 7:00 a.m. in the 4700 block of Brambleton Avenue. The driver of the other vehicle is Basir Kahn, 27, of Roanoke City. He was not injured. The accident occurred at the intersection of Brambleton Avenue and Ranchcrest Drive. Initial reports were of an erratic driver on Brambleton Avenue. Police are talking with witnesses at the scene and continue their investigation of the sequence of events. The vehicle driven by Kahn struck Clingenpeel’s vehicle which rolled over several times, subsequently ejecting him from the vehicle. There are no charges at this time.
From Roanoke Fire-EMS: It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness and regret that Roanoke Fire-EMS announces the passing of one of our brothers, Jesse Clingenpeel. Firefighter-EMT Clingenpeel, age 25, was killed in a motor vehicle crash this morning on Brambleton Ave. in Roanoke County. He was on his way to work at Roanoke Fire-EMS Station 4 located on Peters Creek Rd., SW. Jesse was hired by Roanoke Fire-EMS in 2013. He was a decorated veteran and was a very special person that will be sorely missed by all of us.