Franklin County, VA Fatal Auto Wreck, Oct 2014

Chatham man killed in wreck on Virginia 40 in Franklin County

A Chatham man died Saturday evening when the sedan he was driving crossed into oncoming traffic on Virginia 40 in Franklin County and struck an eastbound pickup truck, injuring its driver, according to the Virginia State Police.

Richard Davis Jr., 57, died at the scene of the collision, just east of Rocky Mount near Woodman Road (Virginia 706).

The pickup truck's driver was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment, but his name, age and address were unavailable Saturday night, according to a state police news release.

Virginia 40 was closed for a time during the accident investigation and cleanup. The Virginia State Police accident reconstruction team was called to help with the investigation.

October 26, 2014