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Route 23 crash claims Gate City man

Staff report • Dec 19, 2018 at 9:33 PM

GATE CITY — A Scott County man is dead following a single-vehicle crash Tuesday, the Virginia State Police said.

According to a news release from VSP Public Relations Director Corinne Geller, Trooper D.F. Rutherford is investigating the incident that occurred on Route 23 at mile marker 13.

A 2008 Ford Ranger was southbound when it ran off the left side of the highway and over-corrected in the median, causing the vehicle to overturn.

The driver, Gregory E. Hill, 51, Gate City, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the pickup. He was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.