Driver killed in 4-vehicle Accomack crash identified as Hampton man

The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the identity of a driver killed in a four-vehicle crash in Accomack last Friday, VSP announced.

The deceased, whose identity was previously unknown, is 39-year-old Romar Lamont Reid of Hampton.

According to VSP, the crash occurred on Lankford Highway (Route 13), a 1/2 mile south of Coal Kin Road in the town of Painter.

Reid was driving a 2012 Ford sedan heading north. He was “traveling at a high rate of speed” and rear-ended a 2016 Chevrolet Cruz, VSP noted. The impact from that crash sent Reid’s vehicle into oncoming traffic, and a 2021 Freightliner tractor trailer traveling southbound hit his Ford head-on.

Reid was thrown from the car and landed in the ditch. VSP said he died upon impact.

Meanwhile, after getting hit, the Cruz spun out and stopped in the northbound lanes but was facing south. Disabled at the point, the Cruz was hit by a Chevy Silverado heading north. The unnamed Cruz and Silverado drivers were transported to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, VSP reported.

The driver of the tractor trailer, Baron Powell of North Carolina, was not injured.

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