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Fredericksburg Man Killed in I-95 Accident

Police say weather was not a factor.

Fredericksburg Man Killed in I-95 Accident
A Fredericksburg man was killed Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash on I-95 in Spotsylvania.

A 2012 International, two-axle box truck was disabled and parked on the right shoulder of the northbound lanes of I-95 at the 119-mile marker at about 4 p.m., according to a State Police news release. The truck had its hazard lights flashing and warning triangles set up behind it in the shoulder. Two male adults were seated inside the cab of the truck.

A 1999 Ford Explorer was headed north on I-95 when it ran off the right side of the road and rear-ended the box truck, police said. The driver of the Ford Explorer, Joseph B. Straub Jr., 21, of Fredericksburg, died at the scene. A dog riding in the Explorer was taken from the scene by Spotsylvania County Animal Control.

Neither man in the box truck was injured in the crash, police said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Road conditions were clear and dry at the time of the crash, police said.


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