Patrick County crash leaves Martinsville man dead

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Virginia State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality on Route 8, four-tenths of a mile north of Route 618 in Patrick County. 

According to officials, the crash occurred on Saturday, December 29, at 8:49 A.M. 

Police say a 2007 Freightliner tractor-trailer was traveling south on Route 8, crossed the center line and struck a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado that was traveling north on Route 8. 

46-year-old Joseph George Deleo was the driver of the 2007 Freightliner. Police say he was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and was not injured. 

The driver of the 2002 Chevrolet was identified as 65-year-old Charles Levene Sellers. Sellers was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash but died at the scene.

Police say Deleo has been charged with Reckless Driving.

This crash remains under investigation. 

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