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HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- Investigators have released the name of the man who died after his van drove into a Hanover home.

Joseph W. Butler, 54, of Bumpass, was pronounced deceased at the scene of Monday evening's crash.

The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. at a home near the corner of Mountain Road and Winns Church Road.

"The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2015 Chevy van, occupied by only the driver, was traveling west on Mountain Road when it traveled off the roadway and collided with a house. All occupants inside the house were uninjured," a Hanover Sheriff's spokesperson said."No other vehicles were involved in this crash."

The investigation into "the circumstances that led to this tragic incident" was considered ongoing by the Hanover Sheriff's Office.

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