SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Police say that four people are dead after an accident on US-58 in Southampton County on Thursday morning.
Virginia State Police and other first responders arrived on the scene of the two-vehicle accident in the eastbound lanes of Southampton Parkway around 8 a.m.
Officials say the accident involved a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle near Buckhorn Quarter Road and Popes Station Road.
Reports say the driver and three other passengers in the car were killed when the car rear ended the stopped tractor-trailer.
The Southampton County Sheriff’s Office reported the tractor-trailer was behind another tractor-trailer in the left lane while a school bus in front was unloading a student at a regular stop. Officials say the school bus was not involved in the crash.
Images from the scene, hours after the crash, showed a large police and first responder presence and a large blue tarp covering the center of the scene.
VDOT confirmed that all eastbound lanes on US-58 at Bryants Church Road reopened shortly before 3 p.m.
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