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21-year-old man dies days after crash in Pittsylvania County

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY – Virginia State Police is investigating a motor vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred Saturday, October 13 at 8:35 PM on Route 744 (Crane Road) one half of a mile south of Route 863 (R&L Smith Road) in Pittsylvania County.

A 2005 Toyota 4Runner was traveling South on Route 744, when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, lost control, crossed the roadway, struck an embankment and trees.

The driver of the Toyota was identified as George Atostolos Grekos, 21, of Danville. Grekos was not wearing his seatbelt and was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Grekos died on October 17 from his injuries.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.

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