HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - On Thursday at 6:58 p.m., the Hanover County Sheriff's Office responded for a vehicle crash on Route 360 eastbound approximately 1/2 mile west of the River Road intersection in Mechanicsville.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Dodge sedan was traveling east in the right lane, according to police. A 2006 Ford Cargo Van was also traveling east but in the left lane. A rear tire blow out on the Dodge vehicle caused the driver to lose control.
The Dodge swerved into the left lane and struck the Ford Cargo Van in the rear passenger corner. The impact caused the Ford Cargo Van to spin off the right side of the road and down the embankment. At the bottom of the embankment, the Ford Cargo Van rolled several times.
The back seat passenger of the Ford Cargo Van, identified as Douglas Eugene Craft, 38, of Tappahannock, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.