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Police: Brookneal man killed in crash on Tuesday, wreckage found Saturday

(MGN Online)

CAMPBELL Co., Va. (WSET) -- State Police is investigating a fatal crash in Campbell County.

Police said it happened around 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, on Route 501, just north of Route 917 (Railview Rd.) in Brookneal, but they weren't notified of the crash until Saturday around 10:15 a.m.

Police said Rusty W. Layne, 33, of Brookneal, was driving on Route 501 when he ran off the left side of the road, hit a culvert, overturned, and then hit a tree.

The vehicle was located down an embankment, which is why the crash was not found until about four days later.

Layne was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle; he died at the scene, according to police.

Police said the crash remains under investigation.

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