Ferrum man dies in crash on Route 40 in Franklin County

Roanoke Valley News

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia State Police is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Franklin County that claimed the life of a Ferrum man on Saturday.

According to police, the crash took place at 6:21 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 along Route 40, less than a quarter of a mile east of Henry Road in Franklin County.

Officials say a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer was traveling west on Route 40 when it crossed the center line and collided head-on with a 2014 Ford F-150 that was traveling east.

The Chevrolet’s driver — identified by Virginia State Police as 64-year-old Bruce Benjamin Angell of Ferrum — was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Angell was reportedly taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Meanwhile, the driver of the Ford — 64-year-old Harden James Crum of Ferrum — was wearing his seatbelt and did not sustain any injuries in the crash, police say.

This crash remains under investigation.

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