Virginia State Police are investigating two serious crashes that happened in Fauquier County Monday afternoon and evening, one of them fatal.
Troopers responded to a crash at a railroad crossing on a private driveway on the 1100 block of Route 656 (Remington Road) around 6:15 p.m. Monday, state police spokesman Sgt. Les Tyler said in a news release.
Tyler said a 2006 Chevrolet SUV had been traveling north on Remington Road and turned onto the private driveway. The vehicle drove through a marked railroad crossing and was struck by a southbound Amtrak passenger train as it crossed the tracks, Tyler said.
The driver, identified as 19-year-old Hunter James Costello, of Bealeton, died at the scene.
The train, headed from New York to Lynchburg, had 273 passengers. No passengers or train crew members were injured.
The road was closed for about three hours as police investigated.
Earlier that day, around 2:57 p.m., Virginia State Police responded to a crash on Route 610 (Midland Road), one-tenth of a mile east of Route 602 (Rogues Road).
Police said a 2002 Peterbuilt Tractor, bulling a tanker trailer loaded with liquid tar, was traveling east on Midland Road when it ran off the right side of the roadway.
The driver, identified as Darryl M. Evans Sr., 60, of Lynchburg, overcorrected and the tractor trailer overturned in the roadway, police said.
Evans was flown to INOVA Fairfax Hospital.
The roadway was closed for about seven hours while the tractor trailer was unloaded and removed from the scene, police said.
Police are still investigating the cause of the crash and no charges have been filed, police said.