FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Jason Lynn Hicks of Boones Mill, Virginia, has been identified as the victim in a Thursday vehicle crash in Franklin County.

Hicks, 44, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Callaway early Thursday morning.


According to reports, Hicks was operating a Chevy Malibu on Wades Gap Road near Dillons Mill Road in Calaway, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The vehicle then came into contact with an embankment.

Hicks was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Franklin County is a county located in the Blue Ridge foothills of the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 56,159. Its county seat is Rocky Mount. Franklin County is part of the Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area and is located in the Roanoke Region of Virginia – Wikipedia.