The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office’s preliminary report on yesterday’s fatal crash on Rt. 7 west of Round Hill indicates a driver pulled out into the path of a tractor-trailer.
The crash happened at 2:55 p.m. Monday just west of the Turnberry Drive intersection.
According to the report, the driver of a Toyota Corolla pulled out of a driveway to cross the median and travel east on Rt. 7. The driver crossed in the path of a westbound 2005 Mack tractor-trailer. The truck driver attempted to swerve, but struck the front of the Toyota. The truck turned on its side and then flipped back on its wheels and jackknifed.
The engine compartment and cabin of the truck became fully engulfed in flames.
Thomas D. Taylor, 36, of Timberville, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Toyota was transported to a local hospital and then was transferred to Inova Fairfax Hospital for treatment for injuries described as non-life-threatening.
The crash remains under investigation.
The westbound lanes of Rt. 7 were closed for nearly 10 hours during the crash investigation and scene clean-up.