On October 19, 2020, a citizen contacted the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office after seeing a request for information on our Facebook page, related to a hit and run. Deputies located the suspect vehicle, a white Chevrolet 1500 truck, at Massie’s Mobile Home Park, approximately two miles from the scene.
After speaking with the owner and several other witnesses, 23-year-old Travis Castillo of Christiansburg, was taken into custody and charged with two counts of felony hit and run with bodily injury. Castillo is currently being held at the Montgomery County Jail with no bond.
The female victim is in stable condition and the male victim is in critical condition, both are at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Their names will not be released at this time.
We appreciate the public for providing multiple tips and information to us, to bring this case to a quick resolution.
On October 18, 2020, at approximately 10:07PM, deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 2100 block of Peppers Ferry Rd (Rt. 114) for a motor vehicle crash.
Upon arriving, deputies located two pedestrians, a female and a male in a wheelchair, who had been struck by a vehicle, which had fled the scene. Both had serious injuries and were flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Deputies believe an early 2000’s model; Chevrolet brand truck or SUV may have been involved and should have extensive damage to the front passenger side. At the time of the incident, the vehicle would have been traveling from Christiansburg toward Pulaski.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing and anyone who may have been in the area near the time, observed the crash, or saw a vehicle matching the description afterward is urged to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 540-382-6915 or NRV911 at 540-382-4343 and ask to speak with a deputy.