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.