Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal crash in Carroll County. The crash occurred May 6, 2023, at 12:15 a.m. on Route 743, less than a mile south of Route 956.
A 2013 Dodge Dart was traveling north on Route 743 when it came into a curve and ran off the right side of the road. The driver overcorrected, which caused the vehicle to slide off the left side of the road. The vehicle then struck a fire hydrant, went over an embankment and overturned.
The driver, Jerry K. Stafford, 25, of Hillsville, Va., was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina, where he succumbed to his injuries May 19, 2023.
The crash remains under investigation.