State Police say the operator of a farm tractor has died from his injuries after a tractor trailer plowed into his tractor as it attempted to turn from US 221 onto Centerville Road in Bedford County. The victim is identified as 75-year-old Ralph Reynolds Junior. Troopers say the rig tried to pass the tractor yesterday in a no passing zone, and charges are pending.
From State Police: Virginia State Police Senior Trooper M.D. Mayhew is investigating a two vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred Tuesday (Apr 23) at 4:35 p.m. on Route 221, two tenths of a mile north of Route 671 in Bedford County. A AGCO model 5960A was traveling north on Route 221, when it attempted to make a left turn and was struck by a 2019 Peterbilt tractor trailer, which was also traveling north and attempted to pass the tractor in a no passing zone. The driver of the farm machinery was identified as Ralph Edward Reynolds, Jr., 75, of Bedford, Va. Mr. Reynolds was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital, where he later died. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. Charges are pending.