The accident has been cleared.


One person was sent to the hospital after two tractor-trailers crashed in Henry County on Monday morning near Collinsville.

The impact from the crash ripped one tractor-trailer in half.

The accident happened around 5 a.m. on the Route 220 North bypass, one mile south of the Route 57 West exit.

According to Virginia State Police a 2005 Freightliner tractor-trailer was headed north when it jack knifed in the road, blocking both northbound lanes. A second tractor-trailer hauling scrap metal didn’t see the truck as he rounded a curve, and crashed into the tractor-trailer.

The driver of the scrap metal truck, 53-year-old Jacob Brown of Gibsonville, N.C., was taken to Martinsville Memorial Hospital. It’s not clear how badly he was hurt. His 2008 Mack Tractor was destroyed.

The driver of the jack knifed tractor-trailer, David Cox of Madison, N.C., was not hurt in the crash. He was charged with reckless driving/failure to maintain proper control.

The northbound lanes of the Route 220 bypass will remain closed until the wreck can be cleared.

Traffic must exit Route 220 at N. River Rd. (Rte. 682). The detour takes you to TB Stanley Highway (Rte. 903) and then to Fairystone Park Highway (VA-57) before you're able to get back on the bypass.

Crews had to cut the trucks apart when they got to the scene.

"There's been a few bad ones on 220 here. This one is the first time I've had one truck drive all the way through the other one," Mark Crowe of B & B Trucking said.

PHOTOS: Tractor-trailer accident in Henry County

POSTED: 09:51 AM EST Feb 17, 2014    UPDATED: 09:53 AM EST Feb 17, 2014 

One person was taken to the hospital after two tractor-trailers wrecked in the Collinsville area of the Route 220 North bypass in Henry County on Monday morning.

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