Roanoke County Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash at the intersection of West Main Street and Peaceful Drive at approximately 8:27 PM on September 4, 2011. The preliminary investigation revealed that an 18 year old male was operating his scooter in the westbound lane of West Main Street when the scooter ran off of the roadway and struck a guard rail. A highway sign was also impacted. The driver was subsequently transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with life threatening injuries. The driver, 18-year old Joshua T. Hodge of Elliston, VA, has since died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The details surrounding the traffic crash is still under investigation.