One killed in Rice accident

Published 4:39 pm Thursday, June 23, 2016

One person died in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon near Rice in Prince Edward County.

At presstime, police hadn’t released the identification of the victim.

The accident — reported at 3:10 p.m. — closed Route 460 East near Rice at County Line Market in the 27900 block of Prince Edward Highway.

“There is one confirmed fatality and a second person has been transported from the scene for treatment of serious injuries,” said Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller. “The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time.”

The accident involved a tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle.