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2 killed on stretch of Hanover interstate

Posted at 4:35 PM, Jul 29, 2021

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- A driver and passenger were killed when their SUV clipped a dump truck on Interstate 295 in Hanover on Thursday afternoon.

"An SUV pulling a trailer made contact with a dump truck while attempting to change lanes," a Virginia State Police spokesperson wrote in an email about the preliminary investigation into the crash. "The SUV and trailer ran off the road to the right striking a sign and separating. The trailer came to rest on its side."

The dump truck driver was not injured.

Troopers said 76-year-old Edward E. Austin of Newport News was driving the SUV, and 73-year-old Lorraine P. Austin of Newport News was the passenger. They both died at the scene.

Everyone involved in the accident was wearing a seat belt, State Police noted.

The crash was reported at about 2 p.m. along I-295 at the 42-mile marker near Route 301.

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