Putnam County Sheriff's Department

If you’ve been following the story of a fatal, head-on crash in Putnam County, the victim’s name has been released.

It was 81-year-old Henry “Hank” Bland of Spring Valley.  Investigators think he was attempting to pass a semi Wednesday afternoon on Route 89 south of McNabb when his car hit an oncoming semi head-on.  Bland was pronounced dead at the scene.  Nobody else was hurt.

While autopsy and toxicology results are pending, the coroner’s office says Bland died of multiple blunt force injuries. 

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