Semi-truck runs red light, crashes into UTZ work van

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SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A tractor-trailer crashed into an UTZ work van in Southampton County Thursday morning.

Major Gene Drewery, with the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office, said the crash happened around 10:40 a.m. He said A 2000 Freight-liner heading east ran through a red light at the intersection of Southampton Parkway and Story’s Station Road. The tractor-trailer crashed into the UTZ work van as it was making a right turn onto Southampton Parkway.

The driver of the van was transported to Southampton Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, Drewery said.

The driver of the 2000 Freightliner, 31-year-old  Kenneth Edwards, was charged with reckless driving and failing to maintain proper control.

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