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Weekend crash kills Brookneal man

Weekend crash kills Brookneal man

A Saturday evening crash in Charlotte County killed a Brookneal man when his car ran off the road and hit multiple trees.

Eric D. Bates, 40, was driving a 2001 Ford Mustang north on Staunton Hill Road when it ran off the left side of the road less than a mile north of Clarkton Bridge Road at 8:26 p.m., according to a Tuesday news release from Virginia State Police.

The car struck several trees and Bates, who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene, VSP stated in the release. The crash remains under investigation.

— Rachel Mahoney

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