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Franklin man dies in single-car accident

Published 2:33pm Monday, March 25, 2013

FRANKLIN—A Franklin man died at the scene of a single-vehicle accident at 7:13 p.m. Sunday on northbound Route 671 (General Thomas Highway), according to a Virginia State Police spokesperson.

Daniel Perry Barraclough, 63, was the passenger in a 2005 Ford Thunderbird and reportedly died at the scene. The driver, Mary Ann Barraclough, 55, apparently lost control, ran off the road and struck several trees, maintained Sgt. Michelle Anaya with Virginia State Police. The Barraclough’s address is listed as 221 Carrie Drive, Franklin.

Mary Barraclough was flown from the scene to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where she is listed as a patient, but her condition was not made available.

State Police said alcohol did not play a factor and safety belts were worn.


  • angeleyes

    I am so sorry about Dan. Hope that Mary has a speedly recovery. Do not really know them but this is so sad. God is able to substain our loss and help us go on with what we have to do. Mary may God bless and keep you in his loving hands. To the rest of the family depend on God, he is our strength in all relms of our life.

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  • bustem

    Dan was a wonderful man and neighbor. He will be missed.

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  • FromHere

    So very sad. Prayers to the family. Why do the state police always mention if alcohol is a factor or not? How about ice on the road that the weatherman totally did not see coming. Just a tragic accident. So very, very sad.

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    • Sinoptik

      “Why do the state police always mention if alcohol is a factor or not?”

      Because it is an important detail in most single vehicle accidents.

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  • cqbarbie

    Thoughts and prayer for Mary and her family. This is so sad.

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  • SharonB97202

    I am so very sorry to hear of this tragic accident. Dan will be missed by many…I pray for Mary’s recovery. Prayers are being sent to her and the family…….

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