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Friends Speak Out About Moneta Man Killed in Head-On Collision

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Moneta, VA - There are more details Sunday night about a Moneta man who was killed in a head-on collision Friday.

The accident happened off Route 122 near Campers Paradise in Bedford County. State police say Daniel Klosen, 68, was pronounced dead at the scene.

They say Klosen was traveling Northbound when he crossed the line, hitting a pick-up truck head on. Now for the first time, Klosen's closest friends are speaking out about his tragic death. They say they knew something was wrong when Klosen didn't show up for breakfast.

The crash happened around 6:40 a.m. Friday morning.

That's the time Klosen would normally head to breakfast at Hot Shots in Franklin County, but that day he changed his routine and headed in the opposite direction.

Friends are still stuck on how Klosen could have lost control and crossed that double yellow line. Many questions remain, but they know one thing, Dan Klosen was one of a kind.

Dan Klosen and Charlie Wiseman were not only friends, they were colleagues. The two worked together at Fisher Auto Parts. Thursday night was the last time anyone saw him alive.

"I could see him walking out the door, see you in the morning, see you in the morning, Dan," said Jeff Schott, owner of Hot Shots.

That was at Hot Shots, a place friends say he frequented every morning for breakfast.

"He would leave the house, he'd get his newspaper and he'd show up here," said Wiseman.

Wiseman and Hot Shots owner Jeff Schott grew worried when Klosen didn't show up for breakfast. By 7 a.m., officials say 68-year-old Klosen was dead, killed in a head on crash.

"We'll never know, we'll never know what happened, only one person knows that," said Wiseman.

Reality hasn't hit home for Klosen's friends.

"(I am) still expecting him to pull in," said Wiseman.

But they're doing everything in their power to keep his memory alive and reflect upon the good times.

"(I would tell him) make sure he picks up the good Lord's balls out of the woods, because he'd be playing golf.

"He's part of the Hot Shot family for sure and we're sure gonna miss him for that," said Schott.

We're told the other two people involved in Friday's accident are doing fine. They were treated for non-life threatening injuries at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

 

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