SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Route 460 in Suffolk reopened Wednesday afternoon after a deadly crash involving a tractor-trailer. The road was shut down for several hours.
Diana Klink with the City of Suffolk said one person was killed in the crash.
Klink told WAVY.com the crash was called in around 7:15 a.m. in the 4700 block of Route 460, also known as Pruden Boulevard. The crash involved two tractor-trailers and six passenger vehicles.
Klink said there were multiple entrapments reported.
Police identified the man who died as 48-year-old Thomas David Rush of Virginia Beach. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Klink said he was the driver of one of the tractor-trailers involved in the wreck.
One person was flown by Nightingale and another flown by Life Evac to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Both victims were listed in fair condition as of Thursday, according to Klink .
Another person was transported by ground to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and treated and released. Three others were transported to Sentara Obici Hospital, and two of the three victims were treated and released. Another victim was treated and released
Police said they had to clean a diesel spill at the crash site, which led to a HAZMAT situation.
Frank Williams lives near the accident scene and said he sees accidents on the road all the time.
"When I turn on Old Myrtle Road, coming home from work, if there's traffic, I just keep going and go on to the next road to the turning lane, cause you'll get rear-ended real quick," Williams said.
The Suffolk Police Department is asking anyone who witnessed the crash to contact Officer T. Mason at 757-923-2350, option 0.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
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