Teen killed in crash along I-95 south in Hanover County

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A teen driver was killed in an accident overnight on I-95 south near Route 54 in Hanover County.

State Police tell 8News the accident happened at approximately 12 a.m. The driver, later identified as Dante V. Latora, 17 of Portage, Michigan, ran his 2012 Chevrolet off the road, splitting a road sign in half and then crashed into a tree.

Latora died at the scene of the crash; he was wearing a seatbelt.

Police said speed is being considered a factor in the crash which remains under investigation.

The right lane and shoulder on I-95 south were closed for hours as the investigation and cleanup process took place. Both have since reopened.

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