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Halifax County driver killed in Route 501 wreck

His pickup truck hit a pole and flipped

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HALIFAX COUNTY, Va. – State police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed a Halifax County man.

It happened around 10:45 a.m. Saturday on Route 501, south of Route 603. According to state police, a 1994 Dodge Dakota ran off the road, hit a pole, and flipped. 

The driver, 58-year-old Nathalie resident Douglas L. Oakes, died at the scene. State police say he was wearing a seatbelt. 

State police are trying to determine what caused Oakes to run off the road.