Update: Identity of Driver Killed Released

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FULKS RUN, Va. (WHSV) -- Sgt. Les Tyler of the Virginia State Police said Connie Stever, 54, of Mathias, W.Va. died in the crash.

He said the crash happened when James Patterson, 44, of Jacksonville, Fla. crossed the center line, over corrected, went back onto the highway and overturned on Stever's SUV.

She died at the scene.

Patterson is charged with felony involuntary manslaughter, possession of a controlled substance and driving after being determined to be a habitual offender.


UPDATE: (2:35 p.m.) The Virginia Department of Transportation is reporting that Brocks Gap Road is now reopened.


UPDATE (12:28 p.m.)

The poultry truck was in the westbound lanes when he lost control and swerved into oncoming traffic, when the truck hit a car, according to state police.

Police are not releasing the name of the dead driver until family members are notified.

The truck driver lives in Chesterfield and is about 40 years old.

UPDATE (8:01 a.m.):
Police have confirmed the tractor-trailer belongs to a poultry company; however, they have not confirmed what company the truck belongs to.

The driver of the tractor-trailer has been seen talking with police.

UPDATE (7:27a.m.):
Law enforcement officers have confirmed that a person has died in this crash.

According to an officer at the scene, a car hit the tractor-trailer head-on.

The car is currently underneath the tractor-trailer, and the driver of the car is the person police say died in the crash.

The Virginia Department of Transportation also reports that Brocks Gap Road is expected to be closed for the next few hours.

Crews are on scene of a tractor-trailer accident that happened in the 9700 block of Brocks Gap Road in Fulks Run.

According to Virginia 511, all northbound and southbound lanes are closed on Brocks Gap Road. Expect delays.

According to the Rockingham County Emergency Communications Center, State police are responding to the accident.