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Driver killed in Caroline wreck hit multiple trees, troopers say

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Posted at 12:06 PM, Nov 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-21 12:07:32-05

CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. -- Authorities have identified the driver of a pickup truck killed in a wreck in Caroline County Friday night.

Troopers were called to the single-vehicle crash on Route 17 not far from Hicks Landing Road just before 9 p.m., Sgt. Dylan Davenport with Virginia State Police said.

"The preliminary investigation reveals that a 2008 Ford F150 was traveling north when it ran off the road to the right," Davenport said. "The vehicle then overcorrected and ran off the road to the left striking multiple trees."

The driver, 55-year-old Earl Garnett of Fredericksburg, died at the scene, Davenport said.

He was the only person in the truck.

Troopers said their investigation into the wreck is ongoing.

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