Two injured in head-on collision

Published 4:35 pm Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Two men were injured in a Buckingham County collision involving a vehicle and a tractor trailer.

According to Public Relations Coordinator Shelby Crouch of the Virginia State Police (VSP), the incident took place at approximately 1:04 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, on Route 15 in Buckingham County, just north of Route 688.

During the accident, a 2020 Nissan Altima driven by Willie G. Williams III, 32, of Richmond, was traveling north when it crossed the center line and hit a southbound 2000 Freightliner tractor trailer head on.

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The impact of the crash caused the Freightliner, driven by Quadarian Sanders, 25, of Bennettsville, South Carolina, to run off the right side of the road and hit a sign. Williams also ran off the road.

According to VSP, Sanders was transported from the scene for treatment of minor injuries. Williams was transported for serious injuries. Both drivers were wearing a seatbelt.

Charges are pending, and the crash remains under investigation.