Fatal Vehicle Crash Handled in Virginia

Tones sounded dispatching Engine 18, Medic 18 and Truck 14 on Oct. 18 around 5 p.m. to the 400 block of Old Bermuda Hundred Road for a vehicle overturned.

Battalion 2 and Chesterfield County Police were also dispatched.

Crews found a vehicle wrapped around a tree with the victim pinned inside.

Rescue 14 was requested for a complicated and dangerous extrication.

County police set up a perimeter, closing the road in both directions and handled crowd control and also directed arriving media. A crowd had begun to gather to see what was happening.

Crews stretched a hand line while Hurst tools were placed ready for the extrication process.

Chunks of the tree and pieces of bark lay scattered around the crash scene.

The vehicle was on its side and in a horseshoe shape around the tree. It had a tight grip and was solidly wedged against the tree.

Rescue 14 began to use cribbing to stabilize the vehicle. Firefighters stood nearby with the hand lines in case fire erupted. After initial stabilization, chains were attached to the vehicle to remove it from the tree's grip.

The victim did not survive the crash and was declared dead at the scene. The accident is under investigation.