Driver airlifted after crash involving tractor-trailer on Route 58 in Southampton County


(Photo courtesy: Southampton County Sheriff’s Office)

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A driver was airlifted to a hospital following a crash on Route 58 in Southampton County.

The extent of their injuries is unknown, according to Lt. Camden Cobb with the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash happened just before 4 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Route 58 near Drewry Road/Route 659. The crash closed the westbound part of the road.

One lane had reopened by 7:15 p.m.

Preliminary investigation shows a passenger vehicle with one occupant pulled out in front of a tractor-trailer while attempting to cross Route 58’s westbound lanes.

The driver was attempting to get into the crossover in the median and turn left to travel east on Route 58, Cobb said.

Cobb said the vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by the tractor-trailer.

The driver was airlifted to an unknown hospital with injuries, the extent of which are unknown.

The truck had 120 gallons of diesel fuel, which leaked onto the road following the crash.

The driver of the passenger vehicle is facing a failure to yield charge.

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