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2 killed in Caroline crash on Route 1

Posted at 2:48 PM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 17:30:32-05

CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. – Two people were killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Caroline County Tuesday afternoon, Virginia State Police confirmed. The crash occurred on Route 1, near Cedon Road.

"The driver of a Nissan Altima was traveling southbound in the far right lane when he veered across two lanes of travel, striking a Ford F550 VDOT work truck head-on as it was traveling northbound in the far right lane," Virginia State Police spokesperson Sgt Keeli Hill said. "A male driver and a female front seat passenger in the Altima succumbed to their injuries at the scene."

VDOT confirms their two employees inside of the vehicle were not injured. They released a statement about the crash that read in part:

“VDOT will work closely with Virginia State Police to share any information needed to thoroughly investigate this crash and its cause. Our workforce strives each day to make our highways safe for travel, and this tragic loss of two individuals on a state roadway is cause for tremendous sadness. Any death from a motor vehicle crash is one death too many.”

All lanes on Route 1 near Cedon Road have reopened after being closed for multiple hours.

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