Ruther Glen man dies after crashing pickup truck into tree

CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) – A man was killed early Friday morning after his pickup truck ran off the road, overturned several times and crashed into a tree on Route 30.

Around 1:52 a.m. on April 3, Phillip D. Johnson, 28, was traveling west on Route 30 near Stephen Circle in his 1999 Nissan pickup truck. The vehicle ran off the right side of the road; Johnson over-corrected, then ran off the left side of the road before overturning several times and striking a tree. Johnson, the only passenger in the truck, died at the scene.

Johnson was not wearing a seat belt; speed is being considered a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation; stay with 8News for updates.


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