Suffolk officials respond to fatal vehicle crash on Route 460

Posted at 9:01 PM, Dec 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-21 21:01:46-05

Suffolk, Va. – Suffolk Police along with Suffolk Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a two vehicle accident on the 5000 block of Pruden Blvd/Route 460. Dispatch was notified of the accident at 3:59PM.

A preliminary investigation reveals that a Ford F-150 truck was hauling firewood when it broke down on the right hand lane on the eastbound side of Route 460-Pruden Blvd. While pulled over, the truck was struck from behind by a minivan.

The driver of the truck, Danny Shelton of Windsor, is suffering from minor injuries and is being treated at Sentara Obici Hospital.

The driver of the minivan, Wilfred R. Gwaltney, did not sustain any injuries.

The passenger of the minivan, 80 year old Josephine Gwaltney of Suffolk, was pronounced deceased upon arrival at Sentara Obici Hospital.

The roadway was temporarily closed for several hours earlier today but were reopened to traffic at 7:50PM.