Hopewell man dies following crash in Gloucester County
GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia State Police are investigating following a fatal crash that occurred early Tuesday morning.
Police say a 2013 Ford F550 flatbed tow truck registered to Born to Grind Roadside Towing was in the process of hauling a Chrysler minivan southbound on Route 17 when the driver ran off the road into a median striking a pole.
As a result of the impact, the tow truck driver was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.
The driver has been identified as 28-year-old Marquise Tashawn Haskins of Hopewell, Virginia.
A male passenger, who was also in the vehicle was taken to Riverside Walter Reed Hospital with minor injuries.
Police say Haskins was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and do not believe speed or alcohol played a part in the accident.
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