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Driver charged after passenger killed in I-295 crash

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. — One person was killed in a crash reported on Interstate 295 in Hanover.

The crash happened at about 12:40 a.m. Monday, near Exit 38B (Meadowbridge Road), in Mechanicsville.

“A driver of a 2009 Audi A 4 was traveling northbound I-295 and ran off road right traveling several hundred feet then striking a tree head on with the vehicle catching on fire. The front seat passenger succumbed to their injuries at the scene,” a Virginia State Police spokesperson said. “The driver was transported for treatment of minor injuries and a back seat passenger was transported for treatment of serious injuries.”

The crash remains under investigation.

The driver of the vehicle has been charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain control.

The name of the person killed in the crash will be released once next-of-kin has been notified, police said.

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