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Single-car crash fatal to Culpeper man

A Culpeper man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash in Culpeper County.

Michael E. McClelland, 53, was driving north on U.S. 15 Business about half a mile south of Inlet Road when his 1984 GMC pickup crossed the center line, ran off the road to the left, hit an embankment and then struck the front porch of a residence. McClelland died of injuries sustained in the crash.

State Trooper I.R. Ewing investigated and was assisted by the Culpeper sheriff’s department and Culpeper fire and rescue personnel.

According to Sgt. F.L. Tyler of the state police, McClelland was not wearing a seat belt, and speed and alcohol were contributing factors.

The residence sustained damages of about $3,500.