VSP: Driver killed in dump truck accident

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ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – One person was killed in a single vehicle accident Thursday in Isle of Wight County. Sgt. Michelle Anaya with the Virginia State Police said the accident happened around 11:52 a.m. near the intersection of Carrollton Boulevard and Cedar Grove Road.

Troopers said a dump truck loaded down with mud was turning onto Cedar Grove Road when the driver lost control, ran off the road, and hit an embankment. Anaya said the dump truck flipped onto its side, killing 56-year-old Ronald Allen Swarts.

According to State Police, Swarts was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident.


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