A boy who was pulled to safety after the Honda Accord he was riding in crossed the median on U.S. 58 has died. That brings the count to six people killed in the fiery crash on Tuesday.
Police say an eastbound Honda crossed a grassy median that is about 100 feet wide, entered the westbound lanes and collided with a truck transporting a piece of heavy equipment. The truck came to rest on top of the Honda, and both burst into flames.
Police spokeswoman Lieutenant Debbie George says before the car was engulfed, a driver stopped and pulled the young boy to safety. The five other victims also were in the car and died at the scene or shortly thereafter.
One person in the truck was injured, and the other was unhurt. Names of the victims were not immediately available.
Twenty-three-year-old Suffolk resident Marshall Williams was driving behind the truck. He says he saw the Honda "acting squirrelly," then cross the median. Williams says he tried to help the people in the Honda, but the fire already was too intense.