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Rocky Mount man dies in car crash

Virginia State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left one person dead in Franklin County Friday.

The crash happened on English Road just before 4:30 p.m. on April 16. Police say a Ford Econoline was going north when the driver lost control, ran off the left side of the road, and hit a tree.

The driver, 52-year-old Jay Linwood Tyree Hodges, of Rocky Mount, died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash, according to police.