Victims of Hanover County I-295 multi-vehicle crash identified

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Edward E. Austin, 76, and Lorraine P. Austin, 73, both of Newport News, have been identified by Virginia State Police as the victims who died on Thursday following multi-vehicle crash on interstate 295 in Hanover County.

The crashed happened where their SUV pulling a trailer hit a dump truck while trying to change lanes. After making contact with the dump truck, the SUV ran off the right side of the road and hit a sign. The trailer separated from the vehicle and turned on its side.

The driver of the dump truck did not sustained injuries from the crash

Virginia State Police said those involved in the crash were wearing seatbelts. The investigation into this crash is ongoing.