Chatham man killed after hitting tractor in Pittsylvania County Wednesday morning

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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A Chatham man is dead following a crash in Pittsylvania County on Wednesday morning that shut down U.S. 29.

Virginia State Police said Phillip Wayne Hutson Jr., 44, of Chatham, was driving a 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup southbound on Route 29 Wednesday at 6:37 a.m. when he hit a farm tractor that was preparing to turn left onto a private drive.

The driver of the tractor, Evany Pineda Morillon, 20, of Blairs, was not hurt. Hutson was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene, according to State Police.

Morillon’s tractor was displaying slow-moving vehicle placards at the time of the crash and was equipped with lights. The Virginia State Police Crash Team is assisting with this crash, which remains under investigation.

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