Charges pending after fatal two-vehicle crash in Franklin County
Published: May. 12, 2023 at 1:10 PM EDT
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A Wirtz native was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Franklin County Wednesday, according to Virginia State Police.
The crash occurred at 4:35 p.m. on Rt. 220, just north of Taylor Road.
87-year-old Robert Montgomery was leaving Carilion Clinic in a Toyota RAV4 when he crossed the northbound lanes of Rt. 220, and was hit with a Honda Civic being driven by a Roanoke man, according to police.
Montgomery died at the scene. His passenger was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of her injuries. The Honda driver was also taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Police say speed might have factored into the crash and charges are pending.
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