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One Of Powhatan Crash Victims Identified

POWHATAN, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police have identified one of three people killed in a five-vehicle accident in Powhatan County.

Sgt. Thomas J. Molnar says 23-year-old Russell R. Abel Jr. of Chesterfield was the driver of a dump truck hauling sludge that crossed the center line and hit a log truck head on.

The log truck's driver and a passenger also were killed. They have not been identified.

Two flat-bed trailers and another dump truck hauling sludge also were involved in Monday's accident on U.S. 60. The drivers of those vehicles were injured. Molnar identified them as 25-year-old Dray D. Jones and 63-year-old James B. Dabney, both of Cumberland, and Michael W. Steis of Brandywine, Md.

The investigation is continuing. 

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