Fredericksburg man dies in crash on icy road

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A Fredericksburg man died in a crash in southern Stafford County during the wintry weather Thursday morning.

“The crash remains under investigation,” Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in a release. “Road conditions were a factor in the crash.”

The crash happened shortly after 7 a.m. when a Ford Mustang heading west in the 700 block of White Oak Road veered out of control, ran off the right side of the road and then crossed back into the path of an eastbound Chevrolet Tahoe and the vehicles collided, according to state police.

David M. Lenox, 27, was driving the Mustang. He died at the scene. A female passenger in the car was taken to Mary Washington Hospital for minor injuries, state police said.

Both were wearing seat belts, as was the Tahoe driver, who escaped unharmed.

Rain and sleet was falling region-wide Thursday morning, creating icy conditions on some roads. Schools were closed in several localities, including Stafford.

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Wednesday Weatherline

There’s no record of a 90-degree high in Richmond past Oct. 16. This year brought us 70 days at or above 90, which is tied with 1977 for the second-highest annual tally. The record was set at 78 in 2010. The 1981-2010 average is for 42 days of 90s.

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