Fatal Crash Investigation
Hanover, Va. – On Saturday January 7, 2023, at approximately 7:15 a.m., deputies responded to the 11100 block of Hanover Courthouse Road for a two vehicle head on crash.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016 Ford F-150 was traveling northbound on Hanover Courthouse Road when it crossed the double solid line colliding head on with a 2020 Kenworth utility truck that was traveling southbound.
The driver and sole occupant of the 2016 Ford F-150, Martin “Deane” Cheatham IV, 30, of Mechanicsville, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the 2020 Kenworth utility truck was transported by EMS to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Investigators are still collecting information to determine the circumstances that led to this crash.
We extend our deepest condolences to the family of Martin “Deane” Cheatham during this difficult time.