Two dead after two separate crashes in Franklin County

VSP says both crashes remain under investigation


FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Two people are dead following two separate crashes in Franklin County, according to Virginia State Police.

The first crash happened on Wednesday shortly before 9 a.m. on Route 116 and involved Jonathan Eric Lewis, 44, of Danville.

Authorities say Lewis had been going north when he crossed the center line and hit a Ford F-250 head-on.

We’re told Lewis was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he later died.

On Thursday morning at about 12:27 a.m., there was a second crash on Wades Gap Road at the intersection of Dillon’s Mill Road in Franklin County.

Jason Lynn Hicks, 44, of Boones Mill, had been going south in a Chevrolet Malibu when he ran off the side of the road and hit an embankment.

Unfortunately, he did not make it, according to authorities.

State Police says both crashes remain under investigation.

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