Police identify driver killed in western Hanover County crash

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — One person is dead and another is being treated at the hospital after a two-vehicle accident in the western part of Hanover County Saturday night.

Representatives from the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said that the incident happened shortly before 7 p.m. when the two vehicles collided at the intersection of Taylor Road and Taylor Ridge Lane.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 1971 Chevy two-door was traveling north on Taylor Road when the driver lost control and collided with a 2007 Ford pickup traveling in the opposite direction on Taylor Road.

The driver of the 1971 Chevy two-door, Brian Scott Mahanes, 47, of Beaverdam, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. The passenger of the Chevy two-door was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Ford suffered no injuries in the crash.

Investigators are still collecting information to determine the circumstances that led to this tragic incident.

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