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Beaverdam man died after police said driver crossed lanes on Route 1

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HANOVER COUNTY, Va. — Police confirmed that Charles L. Germon, 31, of Beaverdam, died Tuesday morning in a crash in Hanover County.

“The preliminary investigation revealed that a blue 2006 Volvo Cross Country was traveling north on Washington Highway and a silver 2001 Honda Civic was traveling south on Washington Highway. The Volvo Cross Country crossed the center line into the southbound lanes of Washington Highway. As the Volvo Cross Country was swerving back toward the northbound lanes, it collided with the Honda Civic head-on in the southbound lane,” Hanover Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Terry Sullivan said.

Germon was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the 2006 Volvo was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“Investigators are still collecting information in order to determine the circumstances that led to this tragic accident,” Sullivan said. “We send our sincerest condolences to the friends and family of Charles Germon.”

All northbound and southbound lanes of Route 1, also known as Washington Highway, were closed near Cross Corner Road due to the crash, according to VDOT. The road has since reopened. Anyone with information about the crash can submit a news tip here.