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.
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.
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