Driver of Tractor Trailer Charged in Crash that Killed Martinsville Man

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

PATRICK COUNTY - Virginia State Police say one man was killed in a two-vehicle crash last Saturday morning, December 29.

A 2007 Frieghtliner tractor trailer was traveling south on Route 8 when it crossed the center line and struck a 2002 Chevy Silverado traveling north, state police say.

Charles Sellers, 65, of Martinsville died at the scene.

The driver of the tractor trailer, Joseph Deleo, Jr., 46, of Bassett was not injured. Deleo has been charged with reckless driving. Both men were wearing their seatbelts, police say.

The crash happened at 8:49 a.m. almost a half mile north of Route 618 in Patrick County and remains under investigation. 

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