Rocky Mount Man Dies in Franklin Co. Accident

Franklin Co., VA - Virginia State Police Officers are investigating a fatal single vehicle crash that happened Wednesday afternoon in Franklin County.

The preliminary investigation show that the accident happened around 4:30 p.m. on Route 643 at the intersection of Route 821.

Troopers say Homer Elmore Graham, 78, of Rocky Mount was driving a 1995 Ford F-150 pick up truck. State police say Graham was traveling southbound when he ran off the right side of the roadway striking a mailbox. He then over corrected running off the left side of the roadway striking a tree.

They say Graham was not wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.