Police identify man killed in Powhatan County dump truck crash

Posted at 4:31 PM, Jun 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-04 22:05:21-04

POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police has identified the man killed when the dump truck he was driving overturned on Huguenot Trail in Powhatan County Monday afternoon.

The single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 2:50 p.m. near Happy Hollow Drive.

A trooper’s preliminary investigation reveals the driver was driving a 2018 Kenworth dump truck fully loaded with gravel west on Huguenot Trail when he ran off road right.

Police say he stuck a ditch line and the truck overturned on the passenger side. The dump truck then skidded back across the roadway causing the load of gravel to dump across the roadway.

The driver, identified as Michael Ray Braswell, 54, of Amelia, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing his seat belt, according to State Police.

A possible medical emergency is being investigated as a factor in the crash, according to State Police. The crash remains under investigation.

Huguenot Trail has reopened.

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