UPDATE: VSP: Driver killed in Lee County crash identified as 78-year-old man

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LEE COUNTY, Va. (WJHL)- UPDATE – Virginia State Police have identified the man killed in a crash in Lee County on Tuesday as a 78-year-old man.

According to a release from VSP, John W. Conner of Harrogate, Virginia was transported to Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Hospital after the crash on Tuesday.

Conner died in the hospital on Tuesday night.

The crash occurred on Route 58 at the Flanary Bridge Road intersection, where Conner’s Dodge Magnum failed to stop at the stop sign and was struck by a Chevrolet Suburban.

The crash is still under investigation.

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Officials with Virginia State Police said in a news release Wednesday that one person died Tuesday after reportedly running a stop sign, crashing into another vehicle.

According to that release, the driver of a 2005 Dodge Magnum was traveling on Flanary Bridge Road in Lee County when the driver, “failed to stop for the posted stop sign and entered the intersection with Route 58.”

VSP officials said the Dodge was hit by a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban on Route 58.

The driver of the Dodge, identified only as an adult male, was taken to the Middlesboro ARH Hospital, where he later died.

The crash is still under investigation and no further information was immediately available.

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