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SUFFOLK -- Police said 28-year-old John Thomas Knox of Suffolk died shortly before 6:00 p.m. Friday after his SUV hit the back end of a tractor trailer.

City spokeswoman Diana Klink said witnesses saw the Honda Element which Knox was driving speeding and weaving in and out of traffic. Eventually, it hit a tractor trailer. The driver of the truck was not hurt.

Traffic was diverted onto Buckhorn Drive, but a different tractor trailer ran off the road into a ditch, forcing that detour to be abandoned. Traffic had to use alternating lanes on Route 58.

The driver of the second tractor-trailer was not hurt.

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