Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Giles County

Giles Co., VA- State Police are investigating a fatal crash in Giles County that happened Saturday.

Police say the single vehicle crash happened around 4:15 p.m. on Route 42, less than a mile east of Route 703.

We're told 40-year-old Anthony L. Garrett, Jr. of Buchanan was traveling eastbound on Route 42 when he ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree. His passenger, 67-year-old William J. Baublitz of Roanoke, died at the scene of the crash.

Garrett was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Neither person was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.