One dead after crash on Virginia Tech campus; road closures in place
Police, Virginia

One dead after crash on Virginia Tech campus; road closures in place

Crystal Graham
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One person is dead after a crash on Research Center Drive at Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech Police and Blacksburg Police responded to a single vehicle crash near Pratt Drive Saturday morning at 3:40 a.m.

Arriving officers found one individual, believed to be the driver, on scene but out of the vehicle, according to police.

Life-saving measures were immediately initiated by emergency personnel but were unsuccessful. The individual was pronounced deceased at the scene.

There were no other individuals in the vehicle.

Virginia Tech Police are withholding the identity of the individual pending appropriate notifications to family.

The crash is being investigated by the Virginia Tech Police crash investigation team.

Research Center Drive is currently closed between Pratt Drive and Kraft Drive while officers complete the on-scene portion of the investigation.

It is unclear if traffic will be impacted for the Virginia Tech-Old Dominion University Football game tonight on the Blacksburg campus at 8 p.m.


Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.

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