Wise County

Crash kills one, sends another to hospital

WISE COUNTY, Va. - One person is dead and another is seriously injured after a two-car crash in Wise County, Virginia.

It happened shortly after 11 o'clock Friday morning on Route 23 at mile marker 35.

Virginia State Police tell us a Chevy Tracker was traveling south when it ran off the road and hit a guardrail, then crossed back over on the northbound side and hit a Chevy Traverse head-on.

The driver of the tracker, 54-year-old Teddy Chandler, Junior, of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, died at the scene.  The driver of the traverse, 68-year-old Laura Greene, of Wise, Virginia, was flown to the hospital.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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