Lynchburg crash leaves 70-year-old man dead

The crash happened on Wards Road early Sunday morning, police say

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LYNCHBURG, Va.UPDATE

The driver involved in a crash in Lynchburg on Sunday was declared dead at the hospital, according to the Lynchburg Police Department.

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Police identified the driver as 70-year-old Lowell Aswell of Lynchburg.


ORIGINAL STORY

One man was taken to the hospital after a single-vehicle crash in Lynchburg early Sunday.

According to the Lynchburg Police Department, at 2:15 a.m., officers responded to Wards Road and Glass Avenue after witnesses reported that a vehicle struck a light pole.

Upon arrival, officers found the vehicle, which was occupied by an adult male driver.

Authorities said the officers rendered first aid until Lynchburg Fire Department medics arrived and transported the driver to the Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation by the LPD Traffic Safety Unit. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Officer Bauserman at 434-455-6047.


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