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Man killed in early-morning Caroline crash
A Bowling Green man died in an early-morning crash Friday in Caroline County, the Virginia State Police said.
The crash happened at 1 a.m., according to Sgt. Thomas Molnar, when a northbound Hyundai Accent crossed into the path of a tractor-trailer on U.S. 17, near Hicks Landing Road. The crash scene is also near Route 301.
Molnar said the Hyundai hit the Peterbuilt tractor-trailer then ran off the road and hit a tree. He said the driver, 27-year-old Joseph R. Jones, was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected. He died at the scene.
A passenger, Heather Peters, 37, was wearing her seat belt and suffered only minor injuries. She was taken to Mary Washington Hospital for treatment.
The driver and a passenger in the tractor-trailer were wearing their seat belts and suffered no injuries.
The highway was closed for four hours after the crash, Molnar said.
Molnar said alcohol is considered to be a factor in the crash, though the investigation continues.
State police handled the crash with help from the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office.
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