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Posted on: December 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 12-21-2020Traffic crash on South Boston Road

Danville Police are investigating a single-vehicle traffic crash that happened this afternoon on South Boston Road that left a Danville man dead. 

The crash happened about 12:35 p.m. on South Boston Road near the intersection of Gough St. The driver, 63-year-old Michael Simmons, died at the scene. He was traveling westbound in a 2001 silver Toyota Echo when witnesses saw his car begin to swerve before it left the roadway and hit a metal pole. 

Police have reason to believe that Simmons may have suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash. There was no evidence of distracted driving or that alcohol or drugs were involved.   

In the meantime, we ask that anyone with information in this case please contact us at 434-793-0000 or use our crime tips app CARE at

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