Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 14, 2014

Buchanan County man killed in wreck on Dismal River Road

VANSANT, Va. — A Buchanan County man was fatally injured in a single-vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon east of Vansant, according to a report filed by the Virginia State Police.

Billy Hale, 58, of Oakwood, Va., was traveling east on State Route 638 (Dismal River Road) approximately .10 of a mile west of the intersection with State Route 715, about three miles east of U.S. Route 460, when he ran off the road and up an embankment, according to a report filed by Trooper C.J. Burkes of the Virginia State Police.

Hale was operating a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck that occurred at 12:45 p.m.

No other details were available Sunday evening.

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