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73-year-old killed by wrong-way driver on Christmas Eve in Dinwiddie

Posted at 11:38 AM, Dec 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-26 11:38:11-05

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — A 73-year-old was killed by a wrong-way driver on Route 1 on the afternoon of Christmas Eve, Virginia State Police said.

Troopers said the crash happened around 3:30 p.m. less than a mile south of Hamilton Arms Road when a 1995 Chevrolet Silverado traveling north in the southbound lanes crashed head-on into a 1994 Dodge Caravan.

The van was unable to avoid the wrong-way truck and the van's driver, Harriel T. Starke of Dolphin, Va., died at the scene State Police said.

The driver of the truck, identified as 29-year-old Tylor C. Bridges of Chester, was transported to VCU Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation and State Police said charges are pending.

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