Virginia State Police investigating fatal crash in Wise County

WISE COUNTY, VA (WJHL) – Virginia State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that has left one person dead in Wise County. Authorities say the accident happened shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Route 23, less than a mile south of Route 23B. Police have identified the driver has 60-year-old Roy Clark.

According to Virginia State Police, a 2005 Hyundai Elantra was traveling north on Route 23 when it ran off the right side of the road. The driver, Roy Clark over-corrected which caused the vehicle to cross back over the northbound lanes and run off the left side of the highway.

The car went into the median and overturned. It then continued across the southbound lanes, off the side of the highway and struck the guardrail. The car finally came to rest in the shoulder off the southbound lanes of Route 23.

Police say Clark was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

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