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51-year-old Martinsville man dies after car runs off road, hits trees


HENRY COUNTY, VA – A Martinsville man died after a second fatal crash on Christmas Day in our area.

Virginia State Police responded to the single-car crash in the 2600 block of Route 58 at 6:43 p.m. on Friday.

A 2003 Lincoln LS ran off the right side of the road, went down an embankment and hit several trees, according to state police.

Police say the driver, Morris Hairston, 51, was not wearing a seatbelt and was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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