1 dead in Va. after multiple tractor trailer accident

BRANDY STATION, Va. (WUSA9) -- One person is dead after an accident in Virginia that involved two tractor trailers and a third vehicle.

Police say it happened around 7:20 a.m. in Brandy Station, where one tractor trailer and a car were stopped at the light on northbound Route 29 at Alanthus Road when another northbound tractor trailer struck the stopped tractor trailer, which then struck the car.

One of the tractor trailers caught fire, police say. As of 9:15 a.m., southbound traffic on Route 29 was being detoured to a side road and northbound traffic was being diverted to the southbound lanes.

It's unclear which vehicle the fatality came from, and two others were hospitalized in the crash, police say.

Route 15/29 (James Madison Highway) will remain closed through late afternoon at Route 663 (Alanthus Road) in Culpeper County, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Route 15/29 traffic will continue to be detoured as follows:

  • Southbound traffic will be diverted onto Route 685 (Beverly Ford Road/Fleetwood Heights Road) at Elkwood and return to Route 15/29 via Route 663.
  • Northbound traffic will use the Route 15/29 southbound lanes and return to the northbound side at a crossover just south of Elkwood.


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