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City man killed in Spotsylvania crash
A 34-year-old Fredericksburg man died from injuries sustained when the vehicle he was riding in crashed in Spotsylvania County early Monday.
According to the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office, an SUV driven by Joshua Johnson of Ruther Glen in Caroline County ran off the right side of Massaponax Church Road about 9:15 a.m. and hit a tree head-on. The crash happened near Church Pond Road.
Johnson, 24, and passenger Jereme Vessels, 34, of Fredericksburg were taken to Mary Washington Hospital, where Vessels later died.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Johnson was still in the hospital with serious injuries, said Sheriff’s Capt. Jeff Pearce.
Both were wearing seat belts, Pearce said.
The cause of the crash has not been determined, he said, adding that the investigation continues.