18-year-old medevaced after striking VDOT truck in York County crash

Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — An 18-year-old driver was medevaced with serious injuries after crashing into a VDOT truck Tuesday morning in York County, just outside of Williamsburg.

Authorities blocked off all lanes at Merrimac Trail and Armstrong Drive, in Carver Gardens, to allow for a helicopter to land, per the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.

Crews respond to a crash involving a Chevrolet Blazer and a VDOT truck on Jan. 12, 2021. The 18-year-old driver of the Blazer was airlifted with serious injuries.

Virginia State Police say the two-vehicle crash happened around 8:30 a.m. The preliminary investigation showed a Chevrolet Blazer driven by the 18-year-old, later identified as Williamsburg resident Sterling Piggott, was heading west on Merrimac Trail when it drifted into the eastbound lanes, striking the VDOT sign repair truck head-on. The crash caused the VDOT truck to go into a ditch and overturn.

The driver of the VDOT received non life-threatening injuries and the driver of the Blazer was flown for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Piggot has been charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain proper control of a vehicle. He was flown to Norfolk Sentara Hospital. 

No other information has been released, as police say this is an active investigation. Check back for updates.


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