Franklin County Route 40 crash kills truck driver - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Franklin County Route 40 crash kills truck driver

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Virginia State Police are investigating what caused a deadly crash in Franklin County on Wednesday morning.

According to Sgt. Robert Carpentieri, of State Police's Salem division, the investigating trooper found a pick-up truck had run off of Route 40, west of Rocky Mount around 6:38 a.m.

The investigation revealed that 65-year-old Lonnie Madison Crewe, of Ferrum, had been driving a 1992 white GMC straight truck east on Route 40, when the truck ran off the road near Route 40's intersection with Route 1027.  The truck hit a tree, then a utility pole, and flipped.

The trooper said the impact threw Crewe from the truck, and that Crewe was not wearing a seatbelt.  Crewe died at the scene of the crash.

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