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Route 220 crash killed one, injured two, state police say

FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA – A two-vehicle crash claimed the life of an 87-year-old man in Franklin County.

It happened Wednesday around 4:30 p.m. on Route 220, just north of Taylor Road.


A 2015 Toyota RAV4 pulled out of Carilion Clinic, crossing the northbound lanes of Route 220, when it was hit by a 2014 Honda Civic, which was going north on Route 220, according to Virginia State Police.


The driver of the Toyota was identified as Robert J. Montgomery, 87, of Wirtz.

State Police said Montgomery was wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene.

The passenger was injured and transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.


The Honda was driven by Jeremy W. Quarles, 25, of Roanoke.

Quarles was wearing his seatbelt and was also transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for injuries, police said.


Speed may have been a factor in the crash and charges are pending, according to authorities.


The Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team assisted with the ongoing crash investigation.

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