Hanover road reopened after fatal milk truck crash

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UPDATE: The Hanover Sheriff's Office identified the victim of Monday's milk truck crash as James H. McAden, III, 64, of Brodnax. Deputies are still investigating the crash.

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. - Verdon Rd. reopened between Hewlett Rd. and New Market Mill Rd. hours after a fatal crash that involved a milk truck.

"The preliminary investigation indicates that a 1999 Kenworth tractor-trailer was traveling east on Verdon when it entered into a curve, crossed the center line, and ran off the left side of the roadway," Hanover County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Chris Whitley said. "[The truck] then struck an embankment and overturned on the left side, which entrapped the driver."

The truck driver died at the scene.

The crash happened about 12 p.m.


  • Becky

    There are more than 500,000 tractor trailer accidents per year across this nations. They seem to be increasing
    in Virginia.

    • Marci LaBrie

      Yes, and if you look into the NHTSA data surrounding them, over 87% are directly caused by cars doing stupid things around them. Perhaps we could make our highways safer by having boats and trains deliver directly to grocery stores and the like.

  • Rodney E Schultz

    James H. McAden, I know his whole family, it is hard for the family, but I know they are God loving people, what is even more sad, is that he didn’t cause the mishap, it shouldn’t even happen. I guess God has other jobs for him to do? You all are in my prayers! I can’t say enough, on how this saddens me, too. God is good, all the time! Somethings we don’t understand, why, but we do know He is in control. All the time, He is good! My prayers are with you all, family and friends.

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