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Man on four-wheeler dies when hit by tractor trailer in Pittsylvania County

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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY (WSLS 10) - An 86-year-old man died when the four-wheeler he was driving was hit by a tractor trailer Tuesday.

Virginia State Police said the incident happened at 5:52 p.m. Tuesday, July 14 on Route 668 (Grit Road) at the intersection of Route 1030 (Compton Drive).

VSP said Howard Theo Doss, 86, of Hurt, Va., entered Route 668 from Route 1030 driving a Kawasaki 250 four-wheeler. He was then hit by a northbound 1998 Freightliner tractor trailer.

Doss was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene.

The 1998 Freightliner was driven by Reginald Dale Smith, 46, of Forest. Smith was wearing his seat belt and was not injured.

Virginia State Police Accident Reconstruction Team was called to the scene to assist. The crash remains under investigation.