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83-year-old dead after crashing car into tree in Hanover

New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal hit and run crash overnight in the Seventh Ward.
New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal hit and run crash overnight in the Seventh Ward.
Published: May. 22, 2022 at 8:17 AM EDT
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HANOVER, Va. (WWBT) - A man died after crashing his car into a tree while driving in Hanover.

Around 11:53 a.m. on Friday, May 20, deputies responded to Mountain Road (Route 33) near Ground Squirrel Bridge on the report of a single-vehicle crash.

The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office’s preliminary investigation revealed that a 2007 Ford Focus was driving westbound on Mountain Road when the Focus veered into the right shoulder of the roadway and collided head-on into a tree.

The driver and only occupant of the Ford Focus, 83-year-old Ernest Wright, Sr. of Montpelier, was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Investigators are still collecting information at this time.

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