VSP investigating deadly crash in Wise County

road crash wreck

WISE (WSLS 10) – Virginia State Police are investigating a deadly crash. Officials said at 8:31 a.m., Sunday, Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash in Wise County. The crash occurred on Route 23, less than a mile south of Route 23B.

According to authorities, a 2005 Hyundai Elantra was traveling north on Route 23 when it ran off the right side of the road. The driver overcorrected which caused the vehicle to cross back over the northbound lanes and run off the left side of the highway. Police said the car went into the median and overturned before continuing across the southbound lanes, off the side of the highway and striking the guardrail. Officials said the car finally came to rest in the shoulder off the southbound lanes of Route 23.

The driver, Roy E. Clark, 60, of Wise, Va., was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

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