Four People are Killed in Semi-Truck Crash on Eastern Shore of Virginia

I was shocked and saddened to read about a fatal semi-truck crash over the weekend on Virginia’s notorious Route 13 on the Eastern Shore that left four people dead.

Two elderly couples from Chesterfield County lost their lives when the SUV they were in was hit by a semi-truck in Northampton County along Route 13 on Virginia's Eastern Shore on Saturday afternoon.

My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives in this terrible crash. We frequently see crashes involving trucks and passenger vehicles on Route 13 on the Eastern Shore. They are often fatal.

Corinne Geller, a spokeswoman for Virginia State Police, said a Hyundai Santa Fe was heading east on Capeville Drive when it pulled across Route 13 and ended up in the path an oncoming semi-truck, reported WTVR.com.

The intersection of Capeville  Drive and Route 13

Capeville Drive and Route 13

Geller said a fully loaded car-carrier was unable to brake in time to avoid hitting the SUV.

The impact of the crash caused the SYV to spin around. The semi-truck crossed the median and ended up on the northbound lanes of Route 13.

Officials identified the four people who lost their lives as Konrad Erbes, 87, and 78-year-old Angelika Erbes as well as 80-year-old Jakob Eng and 76-year-old Theresa A. Eng.

They all died at the scene of the accident on Route 13. The semi driver was not injured in the accident.

Virginia State Police Senior Trooper L.C. Blake was reported to be investigating the wreck with the assistance of the state police crash reconstruction team.

The victims were visiting family in Northampton County.

Last year, a terrible crash caused by a tractor-trailer on the Eastern Shore killed a family of five from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. After the crash, 11 charges were brought against the trucker including hours of service violations and falsifying records.

If you lost a loved one in a wreck, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The families of passengers who are killed may bring a lawsuit against the insurance policy of an at-fault driver.

Hiring a lawyer is one of the last things you are likely to think about when you are mourning. However, a death in the family often entails a high cost.

Our Virginia wrongful death legal team can take on your case and remove the added pressure of making a claim at a difficult time. Please call us today for a free, no obligation consultation at (757) 455-0077.

Jim Hurley

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