Semi-Tanker Driver Loses His Life in Collision With Disabled Car
Hampton, VA – A Virginia truck driver lost his life after crashing into a disabled passenger vehicle along Interstate 64 in the early hours on Monday.
According to the Virginia State Police (VSP), semi-tanker driver 60-year-old Michael Tyron Terrell, Sr., of Gordonsville, was operating eastbound on I-64 at approximately 2:40 a.m. on Monday when his rig drifted off of the roadway and collided with a 2003 Ford Taurus which was broken down on the shoulder.
The impact of the collision forced the car, which was occupied by a male and female, into a wooded area along the roadway.
The semi-tanker also careened into the wooded area and overturned entrapping Terrell, according to VSP investigators.
Officials said Terrell perished before emergency crews arrived.
It took crews about three hours to extricate Terrell, authorities said.
The two occupants of the Taurus were transported to a nearby hospital and treated from non-life threatening injuries.
VSP investigators said it remains unclear what caused Terrell to collide with the Taurus.
The accident remains under investigation.
Photos: VSP and family of Michael Terrell, Sr.