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Posted on: March 22, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Two People Killed in Route 221 Traffic Accident in Roanoke County

Roanoke County Police responded to a three car crash in the 7900 block of Bent Mountain Road. Investigation revealed Steven Key was traveling southbound on Bent Mountain Road when for unknown reasons his Toyota went into the northbound lane. James McNeil was traveling northbound on Bent Mountain in a Subaru and was unable to avoid a head on crash. After impact, the Subaru left the roadway and rolled into an adjacent field.

After impact, the Toyota drifted back into the southbound lane. Samantha Stump had been driving a Chevrolet directly behind the Subaru. Samantha Stump swerved into the southbound lane in an attempt to avoid the first crash and struck Mr. Key’s vehicle.

Steven Key was pronounced dead at the scene. James McNeil was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. Daniel McNeil, a passenger with James McNeil, was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Samantha Stump was not seriously injured. The investigation will continue.

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