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David Howard Hively Death: Ruther Glen Man, Killed In Vehicle Crash

David Howard Hively Obituary

29-year-old David Howard Hively from Ruther Glen has passed away. He was pronounced dead on the scene of a vehicle crash that happened at Mount Vernon Church Road.

Authorities said David was not wearing seat belt when the crash occurred. The driver of the truck, a 2001 Dodge 1500 pickup was charged with DUI manslaughter.

Howard Hively was killed single-vehicle crash in Caroline County early Friday morning at approximately 12:53 a.m.

Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash at Mount Vernon Church Road at approximately 12:53 a.m.

“The trooper’s preliminary investigation reveals that a 2001 Dodge 1500 pickup truck driven by, John A. Cook Jr., 27, of Ruther Glen, VA., was traveling northbound on Mount Vernon Church Road when he entered a curve, running off-road left, overturning, and striking trees,” said a Virginia State Police spokesperson.

Cook was arrested and charged with; DUI (Driving under the influence of alcohol), DUI manslaughter, reckless driving, felon in possession of a firearm, and failure to wear a seat belt.

He is being held at Pamunkey Regional Jail.