Charges Not Expected After Trucker Killed in Truck Stop Accident
Greensville County, VA – Virginia State Police say charges are not expected to be filed in the death of a 55-year-old trucker who was fatally struck earlier this week in a truck stop parking lot in Virginia.
The accident occurred Monday at approximately 7:10 p.m. in the parking lot of Pilot Truck Stop off of Interstate 95 just south of Emporia.
According to investigators, Erin Christine Queen, 55, of Salem, WV, was fatally struck as she was walking towards the truck stop.
Local news outlet Progress-Index reported a tractor-trailer hit her as it was backing up to the pumping station.
An onlooker reportedly alerted the driver of the big rig that struck Queen that he had hit “something.”
That driver then pulled forward and once again crushed Queen, investigators say.
Queen was taken to a nearby hospital in Emporia where she later succumbed to her injuries.
Police say alcohol was not determined to be a factor in the accident, and no charges will be filed against the driver at this time.
The investigation is ongoing and Transportation Nation Network will continue to follow any new developments.