State police: 77-year-old man identified in Sussex County crash that also killed 2 horses


SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police have identified the man killed in a crash on Interstate 95 Wednesday afternoon.

They say 77-year-old Florida man Kenneth Friedman was the driver who died in the vehicle fire.

The crash closed the northbound lanes of I-95 in Sussex County as troopers investigated.

According to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya, the call for the single-vehicle crash came in around 12:20 p.m. regarding a reported camper/RV “fully engulfed” at mile-marker 33.

Further investigation revealed a 2010 Ford F-250 with a horse trailer driven by Friedman ran off the roadway and struck a tree.

After hitting the tree, the vehicle jackknifed and hit another tree, causing the truck and trailer to catch on fire.

Both the truck and trailer were fully engulfed.

The 77-year-old died in the incident.

There were four horses in the trailer. Two did not survive.

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