UPDATE: State Police identify Halifax County man who died after crashing into tractor-trailer in Charlotte County

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — On Monday morning, Virginia State Police shared the identity of the driver who died after a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer in Charlotte County last week, as well as a few more details about the crash.

According to police, the two-vehicle crash took place at approximately 4:22 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 6 along Route 40, less than a mile east of Route 618. 

Authorities say a 1995 Ford Mustang was heading west on Route 40 and crossed the centerline as it came through a curve. The Mustang then entered the eastbound lane and hit a tractor-trailer head-on.

The tractor-trailer reportedly ran off the westbound side of the highway and struck the guardrail while the Mustang ran off the eastbound side of the road. 

Virginia State Police say the driver of the Mustang — 40-year-old Shann A. Hannock of Nathalie — was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene of the crash

Meanwhile, the driver of the tractor-trailer — identified by officials as 25-year-old Richard R. Stephenson of Charlotte Courthouse — was wearing a safety belt and was not injured in the crash.

As Monday, Sept. 13, police say this fatal crash investigation is still ongoing.

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