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Patrick County man pronounced dead after accident

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Patrick County man was pronounced dead Monday after a single-vehicle accident Sunday in Bassett, according to the Virginia State Police.

Randy Russell Foster, 61, of Stuart, was transported to Memorial Hospital of Martinsville, where he was pronounced dead Monday, Sgt. Robert Carpentieri said.

The crash occurred some time after 10:30 p.m. Sunday, but went undetected until around 7 a.m. Monday, Carpentieri said.

The crash was not visible at night, the trooper said.

Foster was traveling eastbound on Route 57, just west of Virginia 675, at the time of the crash, according to a release.

The 1988 Chevrolet Silverado pickup he was driving ran off the right side of the road and struck a parked tow truck in a private parking lot at 4925 Fairystone Park Highway, Carpentieri said.

Foster had been on his way to work at the time of the crash, Carpentieri said.

An Investigation into the crash is ongoing, he said. He added that no further details about the crash were available Monday.


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