Canadian Man Killed On I-95

Virginia (July 23,2011)  According to Virginia State Police a Canadian man was killed this morning around 7 a.m. on I-95 just south of the Exit 37-Carson in Prince George County. The driver, Claude Hogue, was driving a Ford F-250 truck when he drifted off of Interstate 95, overcorrected and then struck several trees causing the Ford to overturn.  Five other family members were in the vehicle, Claude Hauge was pronounced dead at the scene. A 12 year-old boy was flown to VCU Medical Center in Richmond .  The four other passengers, a 51-year-old man, a 50-year-old woman and two 17-year-old females were transported to Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg.   Everyone in the vehicle was wearing safety belts.  The family was on their way to Myrtle Beach, S.C. from Montreal, Canada.  Police shut down the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 for about 30 minutes for the helicopter to land, all lanes were reopened by 9:45 a.m. The Virginia State Police are investigating the crash but believe fatigue was a factor.

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