2 killed in crash on Route 460 in Isle of Wight County; driver charged


Authorities say two people were killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash east of Zuni.

The crash happened around 2:15 on Route 460 (Windsor Boulevard) near Yellowhammer Road. Authorities say a fertilizer truck was heading west toward Zuni when it swerved off the road.

The truck, driven by Walter Crocker Jr., then over-corrected to get back on the road, crossed over the center line, and hit a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser head-on.

The two people in the PT Cruiser, 60 year-old John Edgar Mallory and 65-year-old Earl Garnett Mallory, were killed in the crash. The two were brothers and from Chesterfield County.

John Mallory had recently retired as a Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputy and Earl Mallory was a jail maintenance supervisor with the county. 

The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office posted a statement on Facebook about the passing of Earl Mallory and John Edgar Mallory.

The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office mourns the loss of two of our family members today, recently retired Deputy John Mallory and his brother Jail Maintenance Supervisor Earl Garnett Mallory. We ask at this time that everyone keep the Mallory families in your thoughts and prayers.

Crocker suffered serious injuries in the crash, but was talking to authorities at the scene. He was flown to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital via Nightingale for treatment.

He’s been charged with reckless driving, fail to maintain proper control.

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