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Victim Of Fatal Crash Identified

King George Man Killed in Multiple Vehicle Crash In Hanover

February 12, 2019 - 5:48 pm


HANOVER CO., Va. - On February 12, 2019 at approximately, 5:40 a.m., the Virginia State Police responded to a four-vehicle crash with one confirmed fatality at southbound I-95 at the 86 mile marker.  


Trooper D. Goode's preliminary investigation reveals that a 2003 Ford mustang driven by, Brendon J. Cook, 29, of King George, Va. was traveling southbound on I-95 when he struck a 2014 Honda accord in the rear.  The mustang then hit a guard rail forcing it back into the roadway in the center lane of travel.  A 1994 Ford ranger also traveling southbound struck the mustang forcing the ranger on it's side.  A 2016 Volvo tractor and trailer traveling southbound then struck the mustang and the Ford ranger forcing the Volvo tractor into the jersey wall. 


There was an additional tractor and trailer that was on scene due to a flat tire sustained from debris from the crash, but was later determined to not be involved in the crash.   


The drivers of all four vehicles were wearing their seat belt.  Unfortunately, Cook succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  A male driver of the Ford ranger who is 20-years-of-age, out of Fredericksburg, Va., was transported to MCV for treatment of serious injuries.  There were no other injuries reported. 


The roadway was closed for an extended period of time with the assistance of VDOT, Hanover Fire/EMS, and Henrico Fire.  


Speed and wet roadway conditions are being considered a factor into the cause of the crash.  


The crash remains under investigation.  


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