BLACK LICK, Va. — A one-vehicle crash in Wythe County on Wednesday left the driver hospitalized and the passenger dead, according to a news release from the Virginia State Police.

A vehicle driven by Borve Carlyle Fisher Jr., 33, was traveling south on Interstate 81 when it ran off the road near mile-marker 63 before coming to a stop on Radio Drive, the release states.

Virginia State Trooper R. B. Mullins arrived at 3:54 a.m. and found Fisher, of Marion, alive, but his passenger, Jessica G. Roberts, 39, also of Marion, was dead, the VSP said. Fisher was transported to Wytheville Community Hospital for treatment. Neither wore seat belts, the release states.

The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending, according to VSP. | 276-645-2412 | Twitter: @Leif_Greiss

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