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Lee and Wise County, VA (WJHL-TV) -

Virginia State Police are investigating a single-car accident that killed a Kingsport, TN man on Labor Day. 

The accident happened in Lee County, VA around 5:00 p.m. on Route 23 – less than a mile from Route 900.

Police say Jeffery Stapleton, 58, of Kingsport was driving a 1999 Saturn SL, and heading southbound on Route 23, when the car ran off the right side of the road and struck a culvert, a mailbox and a highway sign. It then struck an embankment and overturned. 

Stapleton died at the scene. Authorities say he was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the car.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.


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Virginia State Police confirm a fatal wreck happened on U.S. Rt. 23 along the Lee County and Wise County line. VSP says the incident happened Monday afternoon.

VSP hasn't released any more information at this point. Check back with WJHL.com and News Channel 11 for more information.

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