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Investigation underway following Wednesday night deadly crash

PATRICK COUNTY, VA – An investigation is underway following a crash which resulted in a fatality.

The single-vehicle crash occurred on Wednesday around 8:23 p.m. on Route 40, just east of Route 710 in Patrick County.

Virginia State Police said a 2017 Chevrolet Equinox was going west on Route 40, when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree.

Morgan George Strong, 71, of Ferrum, drove the Chevrolet.

Strong was not wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing.

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