(update 1/24/pm) UPDATE: Roanoke Police have identified the victim of this incident as Jody McFarland, 35 of Roanoke. No further updates are available at this time.
(from Roanoke City PD) On January 19 [this morning] at approximately 6:50 a.m., the City of Roanoke E-911 Center notified Roanoke Police of a person with injury in the 3700 block of Williamson Road NW. Responding officers located an unresponsive adult female partially in the roadway. Roanoke Fire-EMS personnel pronounced the woman deceased on scene. Her identity will be released after next-of-kin is properly notified. Preliminary investigation indicates this incident is a traffic fatality. The suspect vehicle has not been located at this time and further details are limited. This is being investigated as a fatal hit-and-run.
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