FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Erin Sheree Jones, of Wirtz, Virginia, has been identified as the victim in a Wednesday fatal vehicle crash in Franklin County.

Jones, 45, died in a single-vehicle crash near Hardy Wednesday morning.


According to reports, Jones was operating a Honda Civic on Jubal Early Highway near Silver Lake Road, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicle then came into contact with a substantial tree.

Jones was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead 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.