26-year-old dead after crash in Franklin County

VSP investigating deadly crash on Route 122 in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police is investigating a deadly car crash which happened on Saturday around 3:45 p.m. on Route 122 in Franklin County.

Investigators said a 2014 Chrysler 200 was traveling north on Route 122 when the car crossed the center-line and hit a 2016 Toyota Tundra head-on.

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The driver of the Chrysler was identified as Austin Lee Lawhorn, 26 of Moneta.

Lawhorn was wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene.

The driver of the Toyota, a 38-year-old woman, along with two 12-year-old passengers were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

All three people in the Toyota were wearing their seatbelts.

The crash is still under investigation.

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