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Man charged in Patrick County crash that killed Martinsville man


PATRICK COUNTY – Virginia State Police is investigating a two vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred on Saturday at 8:49 AM on Woolwine Highway (Route 8), four tenths of a mile north of Elamsville Road (Route 618) in Patrick County.

According to state police, a 2007 Freightliner tractor-trailer was traveling south on Woolwine Highway. The tractor-trailer crossed the center line and struck a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado which was traveling north on Woolwine Highway.

The Freightliner was driven by 46-year-old Joseph George Deleo, Jr. of Basset. Deleo was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured.

The driver of the Chevrolet was identified as 65-year-old Charles Levene Sellers of Martinsville. Sellers was wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene.

Deleo was charged with reckless driving.

The crash remains under investigation.

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