Oct. 18, 2019
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – The Chesterfield County Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that occurred in the 2000 block of Hickstead Road at about 1:53 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17.
Police said a two-axle International flatbed truck, which was pulling a loaded two-axle trailer, backed into and over Mellor L. Thomas, 59, who was walking behind the trailer. Thomas, of Gladys, Va., was transported to an area hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries.
Both Thomas and the driver of the truck were employed by the same company, which owns the truck involved in the crash. Several agencies, including Virginia Occupational Safety and Health, Virginia Department of Transportation and Henrico Police, responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.
Police continue their investigation into this incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.