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Man killed in Franklin County car crash

2002 Ford Focus crossed center line and ran off left side of road

July 24, 2012|Zach Irby | WDBJ7 Intern Reporter

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. — Virginia State Police are still investigating a fatal crash that happened Monday in Franklin County.

The crash happened on Burnt Chimney Road, just north of Lovely Valley Road.

The 2002 Ford Focus crossed the center line, ran off the left side of the road and struck several mailboxes.

The driver, 20 year-old Robert Hodges of Rocky Mount, died at Carilion Roanoke Memorial.

He was not wearing a seat belt.

Although the crash happened Monday, investigators were not notified of the accident until Tuesday.

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