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Driver killed after running off 295, hitting cement pillar

Virginia State Police
Posted at 5:05 PM, Nov 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-30 10:17:10-05

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- A driver is dead after a crash on I-295 on Monday.

At 2:43 p.m. on Monday, Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash near at Exit 38 in Hanover County.

"A 2018 Jeep Cherokee was traveling north on I-295 at a high rate of speed when it ran off the left side of the interstate and struck a cement, overpass support column. The impact of the crash caused the Jeep to catch fire," a Virginia State Police spokesperson wrote in an email.

The driver, 24-year-old Tyler A. Gunnels, of Rocky Mount, N.C., died at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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