YORK COUNTY, Va. — Around 8:30 a.m., the Virginia State Police said a Chevrolet Blazer and a VDOT truck crashed in York County, leaving both drivers hurt, and one with life-threatening injuries.
A release from investigators said the accident happened near Merrimac Trail and Armstrong Drive.
Police think the 18-year-old driver of the Chevrolet Blazer was driving west on Merrimac Trail when the car drifted into eastbound lanes.
A spokesperson said the Blazer hit a VDOT sign repair truck head-on.
The driver of that SUV, Sterling Piggott of Williamsburg, had to be flown to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was later charged with reckless driving/failure to maintain proper control of a vehicle.
The VDOT truck was pushed into a ditch and overturned. That driver, 66-year-old Douglas Wittekind of Newport News, was taken to Riverside Regional Hospital with less critical injuries.