52-year-old Rocky Mount man dies in van crash

Police believe both alcohol and speed were factors in the crash


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.

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