Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer
A Collinsville man has died in a Roanoke hospital following a physical altercation with a driver at a go-kart track on Providence Church Road Saturday evening.
A verbal argument between mechanic Fred Lovette, 38, of Collinsville and an 18-year-old driver from Spencer escalated into a physical altercation, according to Lt. Justin Sigmon with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
Lovette fell to the ground during the altercation and stopped breathing, Sigmon said. CPR was performed until paramedics arrived and transported Lovette to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
No charges have been filed at this time, Sigmon said. The investigation is ongoing so no further details are available.
Eyewitnesses of the altercation are asked to contact Investigator R.K. Toney at 483-3062.