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Wirtz man dies in crash on Brooks Mill Road

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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 9:47 am

The Virginia State Police are continuing their investigation into a single-vehicle crash that killed a Wirtz man Sunday night.

Paul Errette Rhodes Jr., 77, was driving a 2001 Mercury Marquis that ran off the road in a slight curve to the left and struck an embankment before overturning.  Rhodes was pronounced dead at the scene.  He was wearing a safety belt, police said.

A female passenger in the vehicle was injured and flown to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Police said the crash happened around 5 p.m. on Route 834 (Brooks Mill Road) just north of Route 674 in Franklin County.

No further information regarding the crash is available at this time. 

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