Hull Street Road back open after deadly crash in Chesterfield

Published: Feb. 24, 2015 at 12:52 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 24, 2015 at 10:32 PM EST
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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Hull Street Road in Chesterfield reopened Tuesday afternoon after an earlier deadly tractor trailer crash.

The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. near Hull Street and Sappony Roads.

Police say the driver, 67-year-old Welford Smith of Brookneal, was heading eastbound when the vehicle left the road and struck a tree in the median.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

An east and west bound lane were closed on Hull Street Road as police continued to investigate the crash.

Those lanes reopened just before four o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

Crews also clean up diesel spilled from the truck.

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