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HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- A man was killed in a single-vehicle accident along the 17000 block of Route 1 south, near the Hanover-Caroline line Thursday morning, according to the Hanover Sheriff's Office.

Erid Javier Rivas Hernandez, 19, of Ashland, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

"The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2012 Nissan 4-door sedan was traveling south on Washington Highway when the vehicle ran off the right shoulder of the roadway and collided with a tree," Hanover Sheriff’s Sgt. James Cooper said. "Investigators are still collecting information to determine the circumstances that led to this tragic incident."

Erid Javier Rivas Hernandez, 19, of Ashland, was killed when his car hit a tree.

The crash was reported at about 7:48 a.m.

The road has since reopened.

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