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Driver dies in fiery Caroline crash
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Driver dies in fiery Caroline crash


An early-morning crash Friday in Caroline County left one man dead.

The Virginia State Police responded to the crash on Route 2 at 5:57 a.m., according to a news release.

According to the preliminary investigation, a Mazda 6 was heading south on Route 2 when it ran off the left side of the road and hit the guardrail, near Route 609. A northbound Chevrolet Cruze then struck the Mazda and both cars caught fire.

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The Mazda driver died at the scene. His identification was being withheld until relatives were notified.

The Cruze driver, a 34-year-old Caroline resident, was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.

The road was closed for several hours after the crash.

—Staff reports

Scott Shenk: 540/374-5436

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