Police release name of man killed in Amherst Co. crash Monday

Published: May. 17, 2021 at 3:24 PM EDT|Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 3:28 PM EDT
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AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - State Police have released the name of a man killed in an Amherst County crash on US 29.

Police say they responded at 2:20 p.m. Monday to the Carter Glass Memorial Bridge, where a Chevrolet S10 pickup had been carrying a recliner that fell from the bed and onto the road.

The driver of a sedan behind the truck tried to brake, but was unable to avoid hitting the chair, according to police. The driver of a tractor-trailer behind the sedan could not stop in time and hit the car trying to avoid the recliner.

The driver of the car, 44-year-old Richard E. Dalton of Monroe, was the only person in the sedan and died at the scene.

The pickup was not damaged, and the driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Charges are pending following the crash.

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