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Police investigating after 71-year-old man dies in overnight crash


FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA – A man is dead after an overnight crash.


The crash happened Thursday at 12:35 a.m. on Virgil H. Goode Highway near Doe Run Road.

A 2003 GMC Sonoma was headed north on Virgil H. Goode Highway, when the vehicle ran off the left side of the road and hit a guardrail.

The driver of the GMC, Cleo Ray Sloan, 71, of Rocky Mount, was wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene, according to authorities.

This crash remains under investigation.



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