Wakefield man dies in two-car accident

Published 11:37 am Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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A Wakefield man died on Tuesday afternoon as the result of a collision with a tractor trailer in Windsor, according to information provided by Sgt. Michele Anaya, spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police.

She stated that at approximately 2:11 p.m., the VSP were called to investigate the accident at Route 460, west of Route 646 in the town.

A 2017 International tractor-trailer was blocking the roadway while attempting to back up into a residential driveway on Route 460. The driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, Rufus Murry Wilson, was traveling eastbound on Route 460 and struck a side of the vehicle.

Wilson, 95, died on impact. The family had been notified.

Neither alcohol nor speed was a contributing factor, said Anaya.

She added that the case is under review by the Commonwealth Attorney of Isle of Wight County, and that no charges are placed at this time.