Wakefield man dies in crash

Published 9:52 pm Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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A two-vehicle accident in Isle of Wight County on Tuesday resulted in the death of a 95-year-old man.

Rufus Murry Wilson, of the 100 block of Baptist Road, Wakefield, died in the crash on Route 460 in the town of Windsor, according to a news release from Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya.

The crash happened about 2:11 p.m. A 2017 International tractor-trailer was blocking the roadway while attempting to back up into a residential driveway on Route 460 when Wilson, driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, was traveling eastbound on Route 460 and struck the tractor-trailer on its side, Anaya stated. He died at the scene.

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The case is under review by the Isle of Wight Commonwealth’s Attorney, and no charges are being placed at this time.