Police have identified the person killed in a crash on Interstate 581 near Valley View Mall in Roanoke.

Brittany Kay Underwood, 27, of Vinton died at the scene of the 10:02 p.m. Monday wreck, according to Virginia State Police. She was not wearing a seat belt, police said.

A 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse was northbound when the vehicle lost control, ran off the left side of the road, ran through the median and overturned, police said.

Police believe alcohol and speed were factors in the crash. Investigators found alcohol in the vehicle, VSP spokesman Rick Garletts said. Investigators cited speed as a factor “because of the distance the car traveled after the crash,” Garletts said by email.

- Jeff Sturgeon

Jeff Sturgeon covers business, banking, transportation and federal court. Phone: (540) 981-3251. Email: jeff.sturgeon@roanoke.com. Mail: 201 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke, VA 24011.

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