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Driver injured after vehicle hits black ice, ends up in creek

Updated: Jan 26


PHOTO: Boones Mill Volunteer Fire Department

FRANKLIN COUNTY – One person was injured after their vehicle hit black ice and ended in a Franklin County creek on Saturday morning.


The single-vehicle accident happened on Naffs Road at around at 8:16 AM.


According to the Boones Mill Volunteer Fire Department, a Jeep Cherokee hit an icy patch along the road, rolled and ended upside down in about three feet of cold water.


The fire department says the driver was able to pull himself out of the SUV despite the strong currents.


He was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with minor injuries and hypothermia.


The vehicle was removed from the creek without the spill of gas or oil, the fire department added.


The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and State Police also responded.

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