FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed a 52-year-old man on Friday afternoon.
At 4:19 p.m., a 1990 Ford Econoline van going north on English Road ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree, according to police.
The crash happened about a half-mile south of Sandstone Lane.
The driver, Jay Linwood Tyree Hodges, of Rocky Mount, died at the scene and police said he was not wearing a seat belt.
Both alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in the crash, according to police.
The crash remains under investigation.
Below is a map showing the approximate location of the crash.