We just released the following information to the media regarding the incident last night on Old Stevens Road. On December 4, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Roanoke Police were dispatched to Old Stevens Road and Troutland Avenue N.W. to investigate a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian has been identified as James Edward Rose, age 51 of Roanoke, Va. Rose was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital by Roanoke Fire and EMS. After arriving at the hospital Rose was pronounced dead. The investigation at this point reveals that Rose was lying in the roadway when he was struck by the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle called 911 and has been cooperative with the investigation. No charges have been placed at this time. The investigation is ongoing.