One man dead after car rear-ends logging truck in Prince George crash

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Posted at 6:34 PM, Feb 22, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-23 09:36:43-05

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. -- A Waverly man is dead after his car rear-ended a logging truck Thursday afternoon in Prince George County.

The incident happened just after 3 p.m. on the 10000 block of County Drive.

The victim, 25-year-old Shelton Gerod Haskins, was driving his 2010 Scion when it rear-ended the tractor.

Haskins was declared dead at the scene. The truck driver was not injured.

Dozens of cars were at a standstill for hours as a result of the crash.

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Tina Griffith, who has lived in the area for decades says she has concerns about the road where the crash happened. She says there have been a number of incidents on that stretch of road.

“The whole road they speed it is crazy. They are not paying attention and are just flying down the road,” Griffith said.

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Tina Griffith

While Prince George police are working to determine the cause of this crash, residents like Griffith said they hope this incident will lead to changes.

“The road is crazy. What are you going to do? You can’t get people to pay attention," she said.

If you witnessed this incident or have any information, the Prince George Police Department asks you to call (804) 733-2773 or Crime Solvers at (804) 733-2777. You may also remain anonymous by using the P3tips app.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email to send a tip.

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