Suffolk, VA — A truck driver was killed and six people were injured after an 8-vehicle accident along Route 460/Pruden Bouelvard that involved two 18-wheeler trucks. Police identified the deceased driver as Thomas Rush, a 48-year old truck driver from Virginia Beach.
The accident happened at about 7:15 a.m. along Pruden Boulevard just east of Windsor. For reasons still unknown, a pileup chain-reaction accident occurred in the westbound lanes of Pruden that involved Rush’s 18-wheeler, a second 18-wheeler, and six other passenger cars. The reports from the Channel 10 News said that one of the 18-wheelers ended up on its side.
It wasn’t clear how the accident happened, but Rush was confirmed to have died at the scene while a total of six others were taken to various hospitals with their injuries.
At least two people were taken from the scene in critical condition while four others were transported with less-serious injuries.
The matter is still under investigation.
Scene of the Accident