Truck driver dies in crash

Published 12:56 pm Monday, November 22, 2021

A log truck driver died in a crash in Carrsville on Monday morning.

The single-vehicle crash happened at 9:35 a.m., according to Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya.

Troopers arrived on scene in the 900 block of Old Myrtle Road found that the log truck, a 1999 Western Star tractor-trailer, had overturned, entrapping the driver, who succumbed to injuries at the scene.

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Anaya stated that the driver, 54-year-old Linda Gail Tomlin, of the 100 block of Louis Street, Emporia, was traveling southbound loaded with logs when the vehicle ran off the road onto the soft shoulder, causing the tractor-trailer to turn on its side. Tomlin died at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.