Man dies in multi-vehicle crash in Franklin County

Crash victim identified



Authorities have identified the person that died in a crash in Franklin County on Wednesday.

According to Virginia State Police, Michael Priest, 37, of Huddleston died at the scene.

Officers say a box truck was going south on Brooks Mill Road when it sideswiped a southbound 2016 Chevy Silverado.

The Silverado then spun out and hit a southbound 2011 Lexus RX350, according to police. Authorities say the box truck then crossed the center line and hit a northbound 2008 Honda Civic head-on.

Priest was the driver of the Honda.

Authorities say the crash remains under investigation.

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