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Woman killed in Wise County crash

WISE COUNTY -- Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper J.T. Funk is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred in Wise County Tuesday. The crash occurred at 8:20 a.m., on Route 646, less than a mile east of Route 801.
A 2006 Mitsubishi Galant was traveling east on Route 646 when it crossed over the centerline. The Galant slid into the westbound lane and into the path of a 2007 Jeep Cherokee Laredo. The two vehicles collided in the westbound lane.
The driver of the Galant, Linda R. Franklin, 46, of Big Stone Gap, Va., died at the scene. She was wearing a seat belt.
The driver of the Jeep, Patricia I. Rose, 57, of Nora, Va., was transported by ambulance to Norton Community Hospital. Rose is being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. She was wearing a seat belt.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time. Alcohol was not a factor.
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