One Dead in Head-On Crash with Tractor-Trailer

semi-truck driving toward man in car at intersection

According to WWBT, a driver was killed in an accident after being hit by a semi head-on in Prince George, Virginia, early Monday morning.

Details of Deadly Trucking Crash

The fatal accident occurred in the 8700 block of Route 460 in Disputanta, west of Hines Road at approximately 1:30 a.m. local time. Officials say a semi-truck crashed into a pickup truck head-on, sending the semi into a roadside ditch.

The pickup truck driver died at the scene of the head-on collision, reports WWBT. Officials say the stretch of highway through Prince George has seen its share of wrecks. A truck driver told WWBT that he drives Route 460 daily and repeatedly witnesses accidents on this portion of highway.

Police are still not sure what lead to the deadly head-on crash, but they have not ruled out wet road conditions as a factor. The identity of the deceased pickup truck driver has not been released, and the condition of the tractor-trailer driver is unknown.

Trucking Accident Statistics

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

  • 3,903 people died in crashes involving large trucks in 2014.
  • An estimated 111,000 people suffered injuries in crashes involving large trucks in 2014.
  • An estimated 438,000 large trucks were involved in police-reported traffic crashes during 2014.
  • In 2014, large trucks accounted for 8 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes.

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