Chesterfield Brothers Killed in a Trucking Crash on Route 460 Are Mourned
Families and friends are mourning Chesterfield brothers killed in a trucking crash on Route 460 in the Isle of Wight.
We noted a tragedy on Monday that claimed the life of retired deputy John Mallory, 60, and his 65-year-old brother Earl Garnett Mallory.
Lt. Gregory Thomas with the Sheriff’s Office told NBC 12 the crash was a sad day for the sheriff’s office and the two men would be sorely missed.
The men were struck around 2:15 p.m. on Route 460 near Yellowhammer Road in the Isle of Wight by a fertilizer truck. The brothers were in a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser.
Investigators reported the fertilizer truck was heading west on Route 460. It unexpectedly swerved off the road. News reports stated the truck overcorrected, crossed a centerline and hit the Mallory’s PT Cruiser head-on.
Our thoughts are with the families of the Chesterfield brothers killed in a trucking crash on Route 460. Co-workers described them as great company when they needed encouragement, reported NBC 12.
Law enforcement officers perform an impressive job in the most difficult of circumstances.
Jacqueline Hamlin, a medical supervisor for the jail, told NBC 12.
“There was never a time that I encountered them that I didn’t laugh,”
On Monday night the Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook asking the public to remember the Mallory family and keep them in their thoughts and prayers.
The crash raises many worrying questions about why this trucker lost control of his fertilizer truck on Route 460 with horrific consequences.
The driver of the truck was seriously injured in the wreck. He was airlifted to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital for treatment. The trucker was subsequently charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain proper control.
Route 460 has a terrible track record for fatal accidents. Last December, five people lost their lives in separate crashes.
A Chesapeake woman and her five-year-old child were killed after the woman lost control of her car in Sussex County, ran off the highway and struck a guardrail. The impact caused her Honda to spin out into the eastbound lanes into the path of a tractor-trailer.
Just days later, three people were killed on Route 460 in Sussex County. A woman was traveling east on Route 460 when she crossed over a center line near Walnut Hill Road and hit a Honda Accord head-on. The Honda crashed into the back of a Toyota Scion.
At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we represent people who are hurt in trucking wrecks across Virginia or the families of those who tragically lose their lives. Please call us at (757) 455-0077.