Driver dies after dump truck overturns

Driver dies after dump truck overturns
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POWHATAN, VA (WWBT) - Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash in Powhatan involving a dump truck.

The driver of the dump truck, identified as 54-year-old Michael Ray Braswell, died at the scene.

The crash happened around 2:50 p.m. on Huguenot Trail at Happy Hollow Drive.

Police say the dump truck was heading west on Huguenot Trail when it ran off the road, hit a ditch and overturned onto the passenger side. The truck then skidded across the road into a ditch on the left side of the road. The dump truck was hauling gravel, which spilled onto the roadway

Braswell was wearing a seat belt. Police say a possible medical emergency is being investigated as a factor in the crash.

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