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Man dies following accident
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
A local man injured in a traffic accident last Tuesday has died.
Casey Brooks Harrell, 28, of Fieldale, died Friday at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., according to obituary information from Bassett Funeral Service.
Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Robert Carpentieri said an accident report indicated Harrell apparently was transported for medical treatment. However, he had no further details on that.
The accident occurred at 4:39 a.m. Oct. 1 on Virginia 57 four-tenths of a mile west of Virginia 609, a state police report showed.
According to the report, a 2004 Ford Taurus driven by Harrell ran off the right side of the road, then came back onto the road and crossed the center line. The vehicle ran off the left side of the road and struck a concrete retaining wall, the report added.
Carpentieri said Harrell was not wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred.
Police have not been able to determine what made the vehicle run off the road, Carpentieri said. An investigation is continuing, he said.