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James Kirkwood Penn, 58, died when his car ran into a tree.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Roanoke County police have identified the man killed when his car struck a tree on Bent Mountain Road (U.S. 221) on Monday night.
A news release from the department said James Kirkwood Penn, 58, of Check died when his sedan ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree in the 10700 block of Bent Mountain Road, near the Floyd County line. Officers were called to the area at 6:10 p.m. Monday.
Police said Penn was wearing a seat belt but died at the scene. He was the only person in the car.
The release said weather was not a factor in the wreck, but police are still investigating what caused the car to run off the road.
Both directions of traffic were blocked on Bent Mountain Road for about three hours Monday.
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