Speed, alcohol believed to be factors in fatal Franklin Co. crash

Published: Apr. 19, 2021 at 1:06 PM EDT
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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Virginia State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left one person dead in Franklin County Friday.

The crash happened on English Road just before 4:30 p.m. April 16. Police say a Ford Econoline was going north when the driver lost control, ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree.

The driver, 52-year-old Jay Linwood Tyree Hodges, of Rocky Mount, died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt. Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash, according to police

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