- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A woman has been indicted on a DUI charge after striking and killing a pedestrian near the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

Fifty-five-year-old Rhonda Simmons of Roanoke was indicted Friday on charges of driving under the influence and reckless involuntary manslaughter, The Roanoke Times reports (https://bit.ly/1TOUxbG).

Sgt. Tim Wyatt, spokesman for Roanoke County Police, says the crash occurred on Sept. 16. He says Simmons was driving east on Dent Road near the airport when her car left the road on a curve.

Police say Simmons’ car hit 49-year-old Marvin Heck Jr. of Roanoke, who was walking on the shoulder. Heck died at a hospital.

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Information from: The Roanoke Times, https://www.roanoke.com


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