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Sheriff’s office IDs victim in fatal Glen Allen crash

Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 4:11 pm

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Hanover authorities have identified yesterday’s fatal crash victim in Glen Allen as Willard E. Carpenter Jr., 65, of the 9300 block of Totopotomoy Trail in Ashland.

“We extend our sincerest condolences to the Carpenter family as they attempt to deal with this tragic loss,” Lt. Chris Whitley, of the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, said in a statement this morning.

Yesterday, at approximately 6 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to the 11200 block of Rocky Ridge Road for a report of a single-vehicle crash.  Upon arrival, the driver and sole occupant was found dead at scene

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2000 Chevrolet SUV was traveling North on Rocky Ridge Road when it ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree at a low rate of speed.

While the cause of the crash remains under investigation, investigators believe the driver experienced a medical issue and died just prior to the crash.