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Motorist dies in crash on Blue Ridge Parkway

A 61-year-old Georgia man died in a one-car crash on the Blue Ridge Parkway near the Grandfather Mountain Overlook, the National Park Service said.


National Park Service dispatchers received a report of a single motor vehicle accident near Milepost 306 at 6:28 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9. NPS Rangers, along with local law enforcement and rescue personnel, responded to the scene to find a single occupant of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, Kurt Klein of Duluth, Georgia, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Preliminary investigations indicate that Klein was traveling northbound when his vehicle left the roadway and crossed over into the Grandfather Mountain Overlook parking area and struck a tree. No additional details were available on Monday, the park service said.