Man killed in early-morning crash in Buchanan County

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BUCHANAN CO., Va. (WDBJ7) A man is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Buchanan County early Thursday morning, according to Virginia State Police.

The crash happened around 3:45 a.m.

Billy W. Crabtree, 48, of Abington, was driving a 1997 Jeep Cherokee on Hurricane Creek Road when he drove off the right side of the road. Police say he over-corrected, which caused the Jeep to cross back over the road, run off the left side of the road, strike a tree and overturn.

Crabtree was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected from the Jeep.

Crabtree died at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.