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Man dies in hospital after being ejected from car during crash

FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA – A man died in the hospital after a single-vehicle crash in Franklin County.

It happened Thursday at around 7:30 a.m. on Route 220 near Sontag Road.

According to the Virginia State Police, a 2008 Honda Accord was going south on Route 220, when it ran off the right side of the highway, overcorrected, crossed the southbound lanes and struck an embankment, which ejected the driver.

Matthew Wayne Burruss, 39, of Rocky Mount, drove the Honda.

State Police said Burruss was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and was transported to Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, where he later died.

This crash remains under investigation.

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