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Culpeper man, 50, dies in crash
A 50-year-old Culpeper County was killed in an early morning crash in Prince William County, police said.
Police responded to James Madison Highway in the area of Stepping Stone Drive in Haymarket for a reported crash, according to a release from Jonathan L. Perok with the Prince William Police Department.
Police say a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado was heading northbound on the highway when it ran into the back of a 1996 Volvo WCA, a log truck.
The log truck was stopped at a red light just prior to the collision. The light had turned green and the truck was accelerating when it was struck from behind by the Chevrolet. The driver of the Chevrolet was taken to an area hospital, where he died.
Police identified the victim as Don Allen Fincham.
The truck driver was not injured, and neither vehicle had other passengers. Police say speed, alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash.