71-year-old man dies in Franklin County crash, police say

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – A 71-year-old man is dead after a crash in Franklin County, according to Virginia State Police.

Authorities said the accident happened just after midnight on Thursday on Virgil H Goode Highway, just north of Doe Run Road.

A 2003 GMC Sonoma was going north on Route 220 when it ran off the left side of the road and hit a guardrail, police said.

Cleo Sloan, 71, of Rocky Mount was wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene, according to authorities.

State Police said the crash remains under investigation.


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