PETERSTOWN, W.Va. — A Monroe County man is dead after a head-on collision Thursday on U.S. Route 219.

The crash happened around 7 p.m. James Whitlow, 61, of Peterstown, was driving his 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier the wrong way when he struck a 2009 Chevrolet truck.

Authorities had to extract Whitlow from the vehicle. He was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Authorities said Whitlow may not have been wearing a seatbelt. The driver of the truck was treated at Carillion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg and has been released.

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