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.