no avatar

Update: Victim identified in fatal Wise County crash

Staff Report • Jan 22, 2020 at 9:04 AM

UPDATE: Virginia State Police on Wednesday identified the victim of a fatal crash that happened in Wise County on Tuesday.

A 2004 GMC Sierra traveling north on Route 23 ran off the road and overturned near the 49-mile marker in Wise County. The driver, Frank M. Sloan Jr., 59, of Castalia, Ohio, died at the scene. The driver was wearing a seatbelt. The crash remains under investigation.


Previous story:

NORTON – The Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal vehicle crash on Tuesday in Wise County.

According to State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller, the crash happened at about 6:48 p.m. when a single vehicle northbound on U.S. Route 23 ran off the road near the 49-mile marker and overturned.

Geller said one person was confirmed dead in the crash, which remains under investigation.