Bedford County firefighter killed in crash

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In Albemarle County, a head-on collision killed two people including a Bedford County firefighter.

The crash happened just after 6:00am Sunday morning on Interstate 64.


Investigators say 32 year old Winston Smith was driving recklessly when his green pick up truck crossed over to the wrong side of the road.
He crashed head-on into a car driven by Bedford County firefighter and  paramedic, Bethany Franklin of Troutville.
She died in the crash. She was 30 years old
Winston Smith was also killed.
A third vehicle was also struck. The person in that truck was  treated for minor injuries.
Flags at the Bedford County Fire and Rescue squad are at half staff in Franklin’s honor.

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