UPDATE: One killed in Brandy Station tractor-trailer crash
Wednesday, Jul. 2
Photo by Crystal Carpenter
By Wally Bunker
A 68-year-old Pennsylvania man was killed and two other men were injured in a fiery three-vehicle accident on U. S Route 29 about 7:15 a.m. in Brandy Station today.
Virginia State Police Sgt. Les Tyler said that crash happened in the right northbound lane at the intersection of U.S. 29 and Alanthus Road.
Homer H. Nolt, of New Holland, Pa. was pronounced dead at the scene. Ages and hometowns of the others are not known at this time.
A 2004 Chevrolet two-door car was stopped at the light, with a 2012 Volvo tractor-trailer with a flatbed trailer loaded with lumber stopped behind him.
A 2006 Mack tractor-trailer, hauling produce, struck the Volvo, pushing the Volvo into the Chevrolet. The two tractor-trailers then went through the intersection and off the right side of the road. Both tractor-trailers burst into flames
Nolt was driving the Mack tractor-trailer.
One of the injured men was flown by helicopter to Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg and the other man was transported to Culpeper Regional Hospital.
Trooper D. W. Villarroel is investigating the accident with assistance from the state police accident reconstruction team. Then investigation is ongoing.
VDOT established detours around the accident scene.
Culpeper County Sheriff’s Deputies, Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department, Remington Fire and Rescue, Culpeper County paid paramedics, Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department and Salem Volunteer Fire Department responded to the accident.
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