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SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY - A Chesapeake manwas killed Monday when his van went off the road and struck a tree in Southampton County.

Va. State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya said 72-year-old Claude 'Ted' Dove Jr.'s vehicle went off Rt. 460 and into the woods near the Sussex County line. She says he was not wearing his seat belt.

The crash happened around 9:00 a.m. and forced police to close the right eastbound lane for the investigation.

Va. State Police remind drivers to buckle up while traveling this Memorial Day holiday and any time they get behind the wheel. VSP has extra troopers watching the roads through midnight.

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