1:30 p.m. UPDATE: Virginia State Police Senior Trooper W.I. Davis is investigating a two vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 6:37 a.m. on Route 29.

The crash occurred one tenth of a mile south of Route 863 (R&L Smith Road) in Pittsylvania County.

A 2005 Ford 5000 farm tractor was traveling south on Route 29 in the left lane and was preparing to make a left turn onto a private drive, when the farm tractor was struck in the rear by a 1999 Toyota Tacoma. 

The driver of the farm tractor was Evany Pineda Morillon, 20, of Blairs.

Morillon was not injured.

The driver of the Toyota was identified as Phillip Wayne Hutson, Jr., 44, of Chatham, Va. 

Hutson was not wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene.

The farm tractor was displaying the required slow moving vehicle placards and was equipped with lights. 

The Virginia State Police Crash Team was called to assist with the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.


ORIGINAL STORY: A traffic fatality on U.S. 29 south roughly 100 yards south of R&L Smith Road is under investigation Wednesday morning. 

Emergency crews at the scene are diverting traffic to R&L Smith Road.

A white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck is off the right side highway. Not far behind, farm equipment is resting on the left side of the highway. 

No names have been released. 

The crash remains under investigation. 

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