Lexington man dies after authorities say his truck ran off side of road, hit a tree

Authorities say truck ran off side of the road Tuesday afternoon

By Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. - A Lexington man died in a fatal crash in Rockbridge County Tuesday afternoon, according to Virginia State Police. 

Authorities say a 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck was driving west on Route 60 when it ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree around 12:30 p.m. 

The driver, Harvey Chittum, 92, of Lexington, was wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene. 

Police say the crash is still under investigation. 

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