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Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
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BREAKING NEWS: Salem man killed on Wirtz Road

Friday, April 12, 2013

By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer

A Salem man was killed in a truck/pedestrian accident this morning on Wirtz Road.

Senior Trooper D.H. Cepelnik said the incident occurred at 7:35 a.m. at the Wirtz Road intersection with Alean Rd.

Cepelnik said Grant Robert Plaskon, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 2005 Mack dump truck, driven by Terry Lynn Simmons of Roanoke, was traveling north on Wirtz Road when it rounded a curve and struck Plaskon, Cepelnik said.

The truck was traveling under the speed limit, he said, and no charges were filed.

No other details were available.

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