Police identify 18-year-old who died in U.S. 220 crash in Franklin County

State police said one driver died at scene; other driver wasn’t hurt

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va.UPDATE - 9:57 a.m. Dec. 22, 2020

Police released the name of the Rocky Mount man who died in Monday’s crash.

Jesse Chance was driving the Chevy Impala that collided with a dump truck, according to Virginia State Police.

Chance was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

UPDATE - 9:30 P.M. Dec. 21, 2020

One person died in a crash in Franklin County on Monday afternoon.

It happened at about 3 p.m. on Route 220 at the Route 40 interchange in Rocky Mount, according to Virginia State Police.

The driver of a Chevrolet Impala was going 81 mph in a 35 mph zone, headed north on Route 220, according to state police. When a trooper initiated a traffic stop, the driver took the exit for Route 40, made a U-turn on Muse Field Road, took the ramp to Route 220 north and collided with a dump truck.

Police said the impact of the crash caused both vehicles to go through the median into the southbound lanes of Route 220.

The driver of the Impala died at the scene and the driver of the dump truck was not hurt, according to state police.

The crash remains under investigation.


A tractor-trailer crash on U.S. 220 South near Ramp Intersection is causing delays on Monday afternoon.

As of 7:53 p.m., the northbound left shoulder and left lane were closed, and all southbound lanes were closed, according to VDOT.

Traffic will be detoured off U.S. 220 South onto Main Street and through Rocky Mount.