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Spotsy man killed in accident

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A Spotsylvania County man was killed Wednesday after his van ran off the side of a road and struck a tree, police said.

According to Lt. Eddie Peck with the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the 8500 block of Pamunkey Road around 3:35 p.m. Wednesday for a 911 call about a car crash.

The driver of the van, 43-year-old William Ackerman, was transported to Mary Washington Hospital for surgery to treat injuries sustained in the crash, Peck said.

He was pronounced dead at 7:10 p.m., Peck said.

Peck said neither speed or alcohol appear to be factors in the crash and the cause of the accident is still under investigation.