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State Police say a Rocky Mount man was killed last weekend when his car ran off Sontag Road and struck a tree. Troopers say it happened late Saturday night one mile east of  Colonial Turnpike. 29-year-old Christopher Witcher was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene.

NEWS RELEASE: At 11:53 p.m. on June 26, Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Sontag Rd. one mile east of Route 718. A 2014 Chrysler 200 crossed the centerline and ran off the left side of the road striking a fence and a tree. The driver, Christopher X. Witcher, 29, of Rocky Mount, Va., died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt. The crash remains under investigation.