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.