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80-year-old man dies after crashing in Franklin County

An 80-year-old man lost his life after crashing in Franklin County on Route 678 on Thursday, Sept. 29, according to Virginia State Police.

Authorities say Raymond Leon Chisom, 80, of Hardy, was driving north in a 2004 Jeep Cherokee when he ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree.

Authorities say he was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was taken to the Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

According to VSP, Chisom passed away on Oct. 3 from injuries sustained in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation, authorities say.

Source: WSLS News 10

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