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Tractor-trailer crash leaves 1 dead in Virginia

One thing that separates Lynchburg, Virginia, from many cities of a similar size is the lack of an interstate. The interstate isn't required for major traffic accidents to occur, though, and multiple vehicle accident or high-speeds can lead to fatalities on almost any roadway.

One man is dead following a tractor-trailer crash in another Virginia city, say police. According to reports, the incident involved two other vehicles and occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 14. The accident happened on U.S. 250 in Virginia.

Workers from the Virginia Department of Transportation assisted in efforts at the scene, including redirecting traffic. According to reports, the road at the accident scene was blocked or partially blocked with traffic and while investigators reconstructed the scene. The road was obstructed for several hours during the evening and night of Aug. 14.

County police worked to reconstruct the accident. Details regarding the cause of the accident and any other injuries in the crash were not immediately available. A spokesperson for the county police declined to release the name of the person who was killed in the accident. She said the name would not be released until family was notified. She also said information about the cause of the accident would not be disclosed until the investigation was finished.

An investigation is an important part of any vehicle accident. In cases where a person is injured or killed in an accident, an investigation by police or authorities may help point to potential liability in the incident. If individuals decide to move forward with a personal injury claim, however, additional investigation on the part of the plaintiff is usually required to build a strong case.

Source: The News and Advance, "Man dies in 3-vehicle crash in Afton" Aug. 15, 2014

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