Woman killed made illegal U-turn, was T-boned by semi in Sussex crash, troopers say

Posted at 7:11 PM, Jul 18, 2020

SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. -- State police have released the name the woman killed after her car was t-boned by a tractor-trailer Friday afternoon in Sussex County.

Virginia State Police responded to a crash on Route 40 at route 657 at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Troopers said a woman driving a Nissan Pathfinder was headed west on Route 40 when she pulled off to the right at Route 657 and made an "illegal U-turn in the middle of Route 40."

Officials said the victim did not see the tractor-trailer that was also headed westbound.

The truck attempted to stop, but the big rig T-Boned the SUV in the middle of the intersection, according to state police.

Troopers said 69-year-old Elaine Trotman, of Summerville, South Carolina, died on impact.

A passenger in the SUV was medflighted from the scene with life-threatening injuries, officials said.

The driver of the semi had non-life threatening injuries, troopers said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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