Police: Driver dies on Route 522 after head-on collision with tractor-trailer
ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia State Police are investigating the death of one driver after a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer occurred along Route 522 on Zachary Taylor Hwy.
Police say the incident happened just after 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17.
A driver of a GMC Yukon was traveling northbound on Route 522 when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a Freightliner tractor-trailer going southbound.
The crash closed Route 522 for several hours while police investigated the cause of the accident.
The driver of the GMC was identified as 68-year-old John. J O’Donnell of Locust Grove, VA. He died at the scene from his injuries.
The tractor-trailer driver was identified as a 31-year-old man from North Chesterfield. He was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. He is expected to be okay.
Police say both drivers were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
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