Robert E. Mitchell, 81, and Jean M. Mitchell, 77, were driving on Route 58 when the accident occurred. Although the details of the collision are still not known, the husband and wife collided with a big rig near the Wilroy Road exit at around 5:53 p.m. local time.
WVEC reports that the elderly couple required extrication from their vehicle. Both of the victims sustained serious injuries in the crash. One of the Mitchells received an airlift to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
Jean and Robert Mitchell succumbed to their injuries on Saturday, according to WVEC. The semi-truck driver did not suffer from injuries. The crash is currently still under investigation.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,903 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks in 2014. In addition,