Woman killed, 2 people injured in Sussex Co. crash

Posted at 4:02 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-18 12:33:17-04

SUSSEX Co., Va. - A woman died and two more people were injured after a two-vehicle crash on Route 40 in Sussex County Friday afternoon.

Virginia State Police say the crash happened on Route 40 at Route 657 around 3:30 p.m.

According to police, 69-year-old Vera Trotman was traveling west on Route 40 when she pulled off to the right and made an illegal U-turn, not seeing a tractor trailer also traveling in the west lanes. The tractor trailer attempted to stop but struck Trotman's vehicle in the middle of the intersection.

Trotman died on impact. Her passenger was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

The tractor trailer's driver suffered non-life threatening injuries.

There is no further information.

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