Two people killed in Tractor-Trailer crash

Posted at 8:16 PM, Dec 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-03 21:56:37-05

SUFFOLK, Va. – One person has died and another is suffering serious injuries after an accident on Friday evening.

Suffolk Police say they are investigating a two-vehicle accident that occurred around 6 p.m.

The incident happened on westbound Route 58/Portsmouth Blvd., just before the Wilroy Road exit.

The incident involved a tractor-trailer and a vehicle.

The driver and passenger of the vehicle had to be extricated by Suffolk Fire & Rescue.

Police say 77-year-old Jean Mitchell and her husband 81-year-old Robert Mitchell died from their injuries.

Both lanes are currently closed and traffic is being rerouted to Portsmouth Blvd., towards downtown Suffolk.