81-year-old dies in Pittsylvania County crash

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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY (WSLS 10)  – Police say one man is dead after he crashed in Pittsylvania County.

It happened on Monday at 2:30 p.m. on Route 865 (Hutson Rd), about one and a half miles south of Route 41 in Pittsylvania County.

Willard Harrison Stoots, 81, of Dry Fork, was driving north on Route 865 when he ran off the right side of the road, crossed and ran off the left side of the road.  striking a tree.  The vehicle then caught fire.

Stoots then crashed into a tree, causing his truck to catch fire.

Police say he was not wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.