Man dies in single-vehicle crash

A West Virginia man died as a result of a single vehicle crash in Warren County on Sunday morning.

Sgt. F.L. (Les) Tyler of the Virginia State Police identified the victim as Roy Denver Vass, 53.

Tyler said Bass’s 2004 Chevrolet Express van was westbound on Happy Creek Road about one-tenth of a mile west of Dismal Hollow Road at 5:23 a.m. when it went off the right side of the road at a railroad crossing. The van overturned, and Bass was ejected from the vehicle, Tyler said.

Vass died at 6:48 a.m. as a result of injuries from the crash as he was being transported to a hospital, Tyler said.

State police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, Tyler said. Vass was not wearing a seat belt, according to Tyler.

The crash was investigated by trooper C.P. Maddox.

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