A Floyd man died following a single-car crash on Virginia 8 on Friday afternoon.

Stanley Ingles Morefield, 80, died in the crash around 2:30 p.m., according to a news release from Virginia State Police.

A 2001 Dodge Dakota was heading south along Route 8 when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road near the intersection with Elephant Curve Road north of Floyd. The car struck a guardrail, ejecting the driver, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt. He died at the scene.

State police continue to investigate the crash, according to the release.

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Robby Korth covers higher education, primarily Virginia Tech.

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