64-year-old Beaverdam resident Gwendolyn Gray tragically lost her life in an accident that took place in Caroline, Virginia Wednesday morning. The accident occurred off of Lady Smith Road when a truck carrying a heavy load of stumps and debris started to topple and lose control. The driver 1995 Mack Truck was unable to gain control and proceed to crash on top of Gwendolyn’s 2007 Pontiac. Authorities closed of Lady Smith Road while emergency crews worked around the clock to remove the debris while investigators looked into what cause the accident. Gwendolyn was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident; police stated that she was killed on impact.
The driver of the Mack Truck was identified as 50-year-old Gary Hudson. Apparently speed played a critical factor in the accident as well as the road being well known for accidents. He was arrested and charged with reckless driving.
It is tragic that Gwendolyn lost her life that day, it is a reminder that accident can occur at anytime, and there’s no way to predict when one is coming. If you or a family member have been charged with reckless driving or other traffic violation, contact our dedicated Virginia traffic lawyer today.