Fatal Franklin County crash under investigation by VSP

Roanoke Valley News

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia State Police are currently investigating a crash that left one person dead in Franklin County last weekend.

According to police, state troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on Sontag Road — one mile east of Route 718 — at approximately 11:53 p.m. on Saturday, June 26.

Authorities say a 2014 Chrysler 200 crossed the centerline, ran off the left side of the road, and hit a fence and a tree.

The driver — identified by Virginia State Police as 29-year-old Christopher X. Witcher of Rocky Mount — was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene of the crash.

This fatal crash is still under investigation as of Friday, July 2, according to officials.

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