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UPDATE: Investigators identify dump truck driver killed in Hanover crash

Posted at 2:25 PM, Apr 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-22 08:09:25-04
Hanover dump truck crash (PHOTO: Jon Burkett)

Hanover dump truck crash (PHOTO: Jon Burkett)

UPDATE: The Hanover Sheriff’s Office identified the victim in Monday’s dump truck accident as 70-year-old William F. Powell of Mineral.

“We extend our sincerest condolences to the Powell family as they attempt to deal with this tragic loss,” Hanover Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Chris Whitley said.

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – The driver of a dump truck was killed in a single-vehicle accident along Route 54 (West Patrick Henry Rd.) in Hanover County, according to Hanover Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Chris Whitley.

Hanover dump truck crash (PHOTO: Jon Burkett)

Hanover dump truck crash (PHOTO: Jon Burkett)

“Preliminary investigation indicates that a 1987 GMC dump truck was traveling west on W. Patrick Henry Road near Scotchtown Road when it ran off the right side of the roadway,” he said. “This caused the vehicle to overturn on its right side and slide across the eastbound lane before coming to rest on the left shoulder. The truck was hauling a full load of dirt.”

The driver who died was the only person in the dump truck.

“The name of the deceased is not being released until the next-of-kin can be notified,”
Whitley said.

Hanover dump truck

As of 6 p.m.,  West Patrick Henry Road between Scotchtown Road and Pinehurst Forest Drive had reopened after deputies investigated the crash and removed the truck and debris from the highway.

The accident happened about 12 p.m.