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29-year-old man dies after car runs off road and hits tree

FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA – Virginia State Police said a man was killed on Saturday, June 26, after a single-vehicle crash in Franklin County.

It happened at around 11:53 p.m. on Sontag Road, one mile east of Route 718.

State Police said a 2014 Chrysler 200 crossed the centerline, ran off the left side of the road and hit a fence and a tree.

The driver, 29-year-old Christopher Witcher, of Rocky Mount, was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene, according to police.

The crash remains under investigation.

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