ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (April 27, 2017) – Shortly after 1:00 a.m. Thursday, two people driving by called 9-1-1 after seeing a person lying on the northbound side of Williamson Road in the 8100 block.
When Roanoke County Police and Fire and Rescue arrived, it was determined that the person was deceased. The apparent injuries indicated the person was struck by a vehicle. The suspect was not at the scene when police arrived but did later return to the scene. Police questioned him and conducted field sobriety tests. He was placed under arrest for DUI, pending further charges.
The victim is 71-year old Walter Kenneth Ashley. The suspect is Evan Andrew Sarver, 22, of Roanoke County.
Sgt. Ray Torres with Roanoke County Police said, “We will work with the Commonwealth Attorney’s office on what further charges because at this point we have arrested him for driving under the influence obviously with a deceased member of society we will proceed with further charges.”