30-year-old Jessica McConnell of Roanoke died at the scene of a single vehicle accident Monday morning around 9:45 AM just of the Old Sand road near Martin road in Ridgeway. According to the Virginia State Police, 42-year-old Cory Hampton was driving a minivan east on Old Sand Road when he ran off the left side of the road, hit a utility pole, and overturned. Hampton was taken to the hospital with injuries. McConnell was passenger didn’t survive. The wreck is under investigation and charges are pending. Police say speed appears to be a factor.
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