STATE POLICE UPDATE: ROANOKE Co, Va. – Virginia State Police Trooper T.R. Derosha is investigating a single vehicle crash which resulted in a two fatalities. The crash occurred Monday (Oct 5) at 2:53 a.m. on the southbound side of Interstate 81 at the 131.4-mile marker in Roanoke County.
A 2019 Jeep Cherokee was traveling south on Interstate 81, when the vehicle ran off the right side of the highway and struck several trees.
The driver of the Jeep was identified as David Paul Boileau, 35, of Simpsonville, S.C. Mr. Boileau was wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene.
The passenger was identified as Jordan Joshua Harrell, 29, of Bronx, N.Y. Mr. Harrell was wearing his seatbelt and also died at the scene.
The Virginia State Police Crash Investigation Team was called to assist with the crash.
Speed and driver fatigue are believed to be factors in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
PREVIOUS: State Police are working a crash which resulted in two fatalities. The crash occurred at 2:53 a.m. on Interstate 81, southbound, at the 131.4 mile marker. A 2019 Grand Cherokee was traveling south when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and struck several trees.The right lane is closed until the vehicle can be removed.