Head-on crash with tractor trailer ends in fatality

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SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer in Sussex County resulted in a fatality Friday afternoon.

Around 2 p.m., troopers were called to a two-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes of Route 40, west of the Nottoway River Bridge, according to Sergeant Michelle Anaya with Virginia State Police.

An investigation revealed a 1994 Toyota Corolla was travelling west on Route 40 and entered into oncoming traffic in the eastbound lane, colliding head on with a 2005 International Tractor Trailer. Anaya said the tractor trailer ran off the road and overturned, causing its driver minor injuries.

The Toyota driver, a 59-year-old man, died at the scene.

No further information has been released. Stay with WAVY.com for updates as they become available.

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