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Big Stone Gap fire chief's father killed in wreck

By Julie Newman, jnewman@wcyb.com
Published On: Jun 21 2013 09:14:54 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 24 2013 04:30:58 PM CDT
WISE COUNTY, Va. -

The father of the fire chief of Big Stone Gap, Virginia died in a car crash today.
It happened around 11:00 this morning on Route 23 in Wise County.
Virginia State Police tell us, 54 year old Teddy Chandler, Junior ran off the road in his Chevy Tracker, hit a guardrail, then crossed into on-coming traffic, and crashed head-on into a Chevy Traverse.
Chandler was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected from his vehicle.
He died at the scene.
The driver of the Traverse, 68 year old Laura Greene, of Wise, Virginia, was wearing a seatbelt.
She was flown to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.