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Moneta woman killed in crash in Franklin County
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ROANOKE — A Moneta woman was killed Friday morning in a crash in Franklin County.

The incident unfolded at 7:22 a.m. on Morewood Road, near Chestnut Creek Drive.

A Toyota Camry was traveling west on Morewood Road at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control, ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a fence, authorities said.

The driver was identified as Melissa Faye Leonard, 25, who was wearing her seat belt but died at the scene. A male passenger, who also was wearing a seat belt, was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.

— The Roanoke Times

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