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Tractor-trailer driver charged in head-on wreck that killed Martinsville man

The truck driver crossed the center line, according to VSP

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PATRICK COUNTY, Va. – A tractor-trailer driver is being charged after a head-on wreck that killed a Martinsville man on Route 8.

It happened just before 9 a.m. Saturday close to Route 618 in Patrick County. 

State police say a tractor-trailer was traveling south on Route 8 when it crossed the center line and hit a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, which was traveling north.

Charles Levene Sellers, 65, was driving the Chevrolet. He was wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene, according to state police. 

The truck driver, 46-year-old Bassett resident Joseph George Deleo, Jr., was not hurt. 

Deleo is charged with reckless driving.

The crash remains under investigation.