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Troopers ID 75-year-old who died after Greene wreck

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Posted at 11:48 AM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 11:50:11-05

GREENE COUNTY, Va. -- Authorities have released the name of a 75-year-old man who died following a wreck in Greene County earlier this month.

Troopers said the single-vehicle crash happened on Simmons Gap Road, less than a mile south of Shifflett Road, at 12:10 p.m. on Tuesday Dec. 15.

"A 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling south on Simmons Gap Road when it ran off the right side of the road, struck the embankment and overturned," troopers said.

The driver, Alvin L. Shifflett of Free Union, was transported to UVA Medical Center. He died of his injuries at the hospital Monday, Dec. 28, officials said.

Troopers said alcohol was not a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.