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Virginia State Police investigate fatal Franklin County crash

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FRANKLIN CO. (WSLS 10)    Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash in Franklin County.

The crash happened Friday, April 24, at 4:30 p.m. on Route 670, less than a mile east of Route 122.

A 1999 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling east on Route 670, when it crossed the centerline and hit a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria head-on. The Ford Crown Victoria was westbound on Route 670.


The driver of the Crown Victoria, Trinkle L. Cook,  58, of Moneta, Va., died at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the Silverado, Ronald L. Bowker, 51, of Wirtz, Va., was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Bowker was charged with DUI.

The crash remains under investigation.