3 killed when tractor-trailer hits car in Fluvanna County


BREMO BLUFF, Va. (AP) – Virginia State Police say three people were killed when a tractor-trailer hit a car in Fluvanna County.

The agency said in a news release that a tractor-trailer loaded with sand was traveling south on Route 15 about 9 a.m. Monday. Troopers say the vehicle crossed the center line while it was traveling downhill and on a curve, and struck a northbound car. The tractor-trailer fell on its side.

Police say all three people in the car were pronounced dead at the scene. They were identified as the driver, 69-year-old Roderick Manifold of Lake Monticello; his wife, 69-year-old Demetria Manifold; and Demetria Manifold’s mother, 91-year-old Marion Brewer of Chesapeake.

R. Manifold was the executive director for Central Virginia Health Services, which released the following statement regarding his death:

Central Virginia Health Services is deeply saddened by the loss this morning of our Executive Director, Roderick (“Rod”) V. Manifold. Rod worked tirelessly on behalf of community health centers, was greatly admired by the staff and many others in the health center community, and was a leader deeply committed to the development of all of us as professionals who worked with him. Rod’s contributions to Central Virginia Health Services span over three decades, and he led the organization through tremendous growth and change.

We extend our deepest sympathies to Rod’s family.

Troopers say the tractor-trailer’s driver, 51-year-old Franklin Rowe of Weems, was treated for minor injuries. He has been charged with reckless driving.

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