One person is dead after a car crashes into a tree in Christiansburg

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, a 24-year-old has died after a single-car crash in Christiansburg Sunday.

Deputies say they responded to a report of a single-car crash with entrapment in the 1500 block of Ellet Road, just outside of Christiansburg.

Upon arrival, they found a car over an embankment that had run into a tree.

The driver, 24-year-old Preston Conner Jones, was transported to a nearby hospital minor injuries.

Jones was charged with driving under the influence.

The passenger, 24-year-old Mercedes Diane Scales, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation

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