Fancy Gap man dies in single vehicle crash in Hillsville

Virginia State Police Trooper J.L. Criner is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in the Town of Hillsville.

The crash occurred Sept. 3, 2018 at 1:50 a.m. on Route 58 Bypass on the ramp to Route 52. 

A 2000 Dodge Dakota was traveling east on the Route 58 Bypass. As the vehicle took the exit to Route 52, the Dodge Dakota ran off the left side of the road and struck head-on the guardrail. The impact of the crash caused the vehicle to overturn, continue off the right side of the road and strike that guardrail. 

The driver of the vehicle, Ryan Rakes, 33, of Fancy Gap, Va., died at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt. 

The crash remains under investigation.

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