Car ran off road in Fries flips across creek

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Authorities say car was ran off road by an unidentified black vehicle

By The Staff

Virginia State Police responded to a single vehicle accident last Wednesday on Fries Road, where a driver was reportedly ran off the road by an unidentified motorist.
According to investigating State Trooper R.B. Phipps, authorities were called to the scene at 3 p.m. last Wednesday, where they found a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, operated by David Horton, 47, of Fries, overturned and straddling a creek off the side of the road between the Country Convenience gas station and the Low Water Bridge.
The police report shared by Phipps detailed that Horton was traveling south on Fries Road, when a black SUV passed him in a no-passing zone at Country Convenience.
The vehicle reportedly ran Horton off the road, where he struck a utility box, hit the bank of the creek, and overturned, according to the report.
State police were joined on scene by members of the Galax Police Department, Fries Fire and Rescue, Galax-Grayson EMS, and the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office. Phipps said that rescue teams had to stabilize the vehicle and cut Horton out of the wreckage.
Horton was flown to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., by AirCare Critical Care. Phipps reported that Horton suffered from a broken leg.
The Silverado was totaled in the crash.   
Phipps said several witnesses gave statements confirming they’d seen the SUV run Horton off the road; but he did not receive further descriptions of the vehicle, such as a license plate number.
The SUV in question, nor its driver, was located at press time.