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Fatality confirmed in Chestnut Drive wreck

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Authorities say individual was trapped inside vehicle after it flipped and landed upside down in a creek

By The Staff

GALAX — An accident on Galax’s Chestnut Drive at 6:18 a.m. Thursday resulted in the death of Ashley Danielle Lanier, 29, of Hillsville, according to Galax Police Capt. James Cox.
Lanier was traveling north on Chestnut Drive in a 2002 Ford Focus when the vehicle left the right shoulder of the road, struck a guardrail and overturned into the creek.
Galax firefighters responded to find the Focus on its top, submerged in the creek, at the bottom of a high, steep embankment, according to Chief David Hankley.


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