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Fatal Crash Investigation
Hanover, Va. – On Friday, February 9, 2024, at approximately 3:11 p.m., deputies responded to the area of W. Patrick Henry Road near Cripple Creek Lane for a head-on collision.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica minivan was traveling east when the driver entered the westbound lanes, striking a 2015 GMC Savana work van head-on. The driver of the Chrysler Pacifica was transported to VCU Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased. He has been identified as Chad Cooke, 36, of Beaverdam, Virginia. Two additional occupants were transported to VCU Medical Center where they are reported to be in stable condition. The driver of the GMC Savana work van was also transported to VCU Medical Center and is listed in stable condition.
Investigators are still collecting information to determine the circumstances that led to this crash.
We extend our deepest condolences to the family of Chad Cooke during this difficult time.